Ocado & Online Grocery Economics

Founder of Strategic Food Retail and Partner at The Partnering Group

Why is this interview interesting?

  • History of Morrisons working with Ocado
  • Comparison between US and UK picking efficiency and margin
  • The economics of Ocado’s solution and store deleveraging
  • Why micro-fulfilment could be a superior option versus Ocado
  • Cost comparison for grocers adopting Ocado OSP vs Micro-fulfillment or in-store picking
  • Why UK grocers do all their own picking in-house but US grocers do not
  • Challenges for Instacart as US grocers pick more in-store
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Executive Bio

Marc de Speville

Founder of Strategic Food Retail and Partner at The Partnering Group

Marc has over 25 years of global food retail experience across strategy, innovation, and financial analysis roles. He is the Founder of Strategic Food Retail and a Partner at The Partnering Group, two leading food retail consultancies. Marc’s expertise lies in automation and he specifically works with grocers to improve in-store picking and implement automated large or micro-fulfilment systems. Prior to consulting, Marc was a Partner and highly rated analyst at Redburn Partners and has over 15 years experience analysing the food retail industry. Marc started his career as a buying agent for Walmart and M&S and now works with some of the largest grocers globally in the shift to online. Read more

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Ocado & Online Grocery Economics(December 9, 2020)

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