To build our pioneering online shopping and fulfilment business model, we had to design our own proprietary solutions from scratch: there was no blueprint to follow; no off-the-shelf solution to buy.

Ocado at a glance

We are the world’s largest dedicated online grocery supermarket, and a completely independent business, listed in the FTSE 250 index of the London Stock Exchange.

We're best known for our UK grocery delivery service, but that's just the bit people see above the surface. Our beating heart is a vast, unique fulfilment and logistics machine powered by research and technology. Every day, our brilliant teams devise innovative solutions that help us to give our customers exactly what they ordered – and more.

We win countless consumer awards for our incredible, customer-centric business. Our range is now the largest of any UK supermarket. But that's just the start. Our reach grows each year: we listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2010, and completed our first commercial deal – with UK grocery retailer Morrisons – in 2013. We intend to extend our reach internationally through partnerships using our proprietary Ocado Smart Platform solution.

Across retail, where and how people shop is changing. Online is recognised as the fastest-growing channel in grocery, and, people expect us to be at the forefront of this revolution. We certainly are.