Ocado’s revenue grew by 11.2% in the 13 weeks to 13 March compared with the same period last year, although the online food retailer’s income was hit by a fire in its warehouse in February.

It brought in £404m during the period, but the fire in its Andover base had a 1.2% impact on its sales.

The firm had more orders per week, but their average size was slightly lower.

Last month, Ocado announced a deal with Marks & Spencer to give the department store its first home delivery service.

It will start in September 2020 at the latest, once Ocado’s current deal with Waitrose has expired.

‘Temporary setback’

More than 30,000 orders – 10% of Ocado’s capacity – were processed at the Andover warehouse, which was on fire for four

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