Ocado robot fire sparks £10m loss as driver shortage adds to costs

Online retailer says about 300,000 orders were lost as a result of collision at Erith warehouse

Ocado has revealed that the fire at its warehouse in south-east London in July will leave it with a £10m loss, and warned it expects to spend up to £5m hiring and paying delivery drivers amid a nationwide shortage.

, Ocado robot fire sparks £10m loss as driver shortage adds to costs, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The blaze at the facility in Erith caused by the collision of three robots, the online supermarket’s third in three years, resulted in 300,000 orders, or about £35m of revenue, being lost.

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