The online supermarket said sales were up by 15% over the five days before Christmas. However, Ocado said that the average value of people's orders over the last three months of last year was £117 ($142.95), a drop of 1.3% compared to the same period last year.
The Dow Jones (^DJI) lost 1.13% to 33,916 points. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) retreated 0.29% to 3,987 points and the tech-heavy NASDAQ (^IXIC) lost 0.28% to 11,048.
Meanwhile, Brent crude (BZ=F) edged higher and was trading at around $85 per barrel.
In Asia, Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 (^N225) closed higher, gaining 1.23% to 26,138 points, while the Hang Seng (^HSI) in Hong Kong slipped 0.93% to 21,543. The Shanghai Composite (000001.SS) lost 0.10% to 3,224 points.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says the situation at the front remains "extremely acute," particularly in the eastern Donetsk region where Russia is stepping up an offensive.Zelenskiy reported major battles for Vuhledar, to the southwest of Donetsk, and Bakhmut, to the northeast.
Authors and publishers will be paid when libraries hold their e-books and audiobooks as part of the federal government's upcoming national cultural policy.9 million move extends Australia's existing lending rights schemes to include digital content, making it one of a handful of countries in the world to include them.
For many, the cloud is an obscure, ethereal place to send files when they run out of space on their phone or laptop.But all of that information goes to a physical site - a data centre where thousands of servers work around the clock to store and manage content.
The specialised police unit that included the five Memphis officers involved in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols has been disbanded as protests continue across the United States following the release of harrowing video of the attack.The department said in a statement on Saturday it was permanently deactivating the Scorpion unit after the police chief spoke with members of Nichols' family, community leaders and other officers.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged a "strong, swift and precise" response to a deadly Palestinian shooting attack near a synagogue on Jerusalem's outskirts as its military sends more troops into the occupied West Bank.Seven people were killed in Friday's attack and two others were wounded in another shooting in the city on Saturday.
Peruvian President Dina Boluarte says she is considering moving up general elections to December of this year as the Andean leader struggles to keep a hold on protests that have left dozens dead.The change would need to be passed by Congress.
Getty ImagesWe’ve built our cities to be vulnerable to – and exacerbate – major weather events such as the one we saw in Auckland on Friday. While almost no city in the world could fully escape the effects of four months’ worth of rain in 24 hours, there are many things that could have been done to avoid some of the worst impacts. Buildings, streets and car parks are all impermeable surfaces. When it rains, the water rushes off these surfaces and into gutters. From the gutters, the water drains
The man who carried out a pepper-spray attack on a US Capitol Police officer who died the day after the 2021 riot was sentenced to 80 months in prison on Friday with credit for time already served in pre-trial detention.Julian Khater, 32, who admitted in a guilty plea he had used the pepper spray against Officer Brian Sicknick and at least two other officers, told US District Judge Thomas Hogan the rash actions he took that day were not in his nature, and he wishes he could take them back.
New Zealand's death toll from heavy rain has risen to four as flash floods and landslides on the north island continued for a third day.Battered since Friday, Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, remained under a state of emergency.
Authorities say three people have died and at least one is missing after record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand's largest city, causing widespread disruption.Prime Minister Chris Hipkins flew to Auckland on a military plane after a state of emergency was declared in the region.
A man has drowned and two others have been taken to hospital after being rescued from the water at a Sydney beach.The three men were swimming with friends at Shelly Beach in Cronulla when they got into difficulty in the sea.
A series of vintage Holdens up for auction face an export ban if they are given "protected" cultural status.Lloyds Auctions says it plans to put the vehicles under the hammer on Sunday as part of a larger classic cars sale.