(Sharecast News) – Online grocer and technology company Ocado maintained annual guidance after a 7.2% rise in third-quarter retail revenues.
The company, 50% owned by Marks & Spencer, said retail sales came in at £569.6m from £531m a year earlier, with a return to positive volume growth in the last month of the quarter.

Active customers reached 961,000, up 1.5% year-on-year. The number of mature customers – defined as those who have made a fifth shop – grew 6.6%.

Average basket value was up 4.2% while basket size, measured by the number of items purchased, remained “broadly stable” quarter-on-quarter at 44 items per order, Ocado said on Tuesday.

Reporting by Frank Prenesti for Sharecast.com

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