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Speculation mounts over Ocado and M&S tie up

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Online grocer, Ocado is to unveil their full-year results Tuesday, their shares bounced amid reports of a tie up with M&S.

Ocado’s shares have risen more than 30% to around 990p, the group is expected to see earnings drop £75.7m, 10%. When taking into account new reporting requirements the group is to see a drop of between £58m to £61m.

In the 13 weeks to 2 December, revenue jumped to £390.7m, in line with the firm’s guidance.

Should the M&S and Ocado deal go ahead, it has been suggested that the M&S deal would start next year.

The Share Centre said, “Interesting rumours recently of secret talks between Ocado and M&S on a number of possibilities, including grocery deliveries and even a suggestion that M&S might buy Ocado’s entire supermarket delivery operation to leave Ocado free to focus on its technology side.”




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