I agree with most of your thoughts GeordieShores. I also see Ocado's tech as extremely valuable and highly sought after by others. Amazon to takeover Ocado is a tempting thought. Amazon have made little secret that they plan to expand hugely in the online grocery market across many geographies.
Key issue though re Amazon is that the 7 or so major grocery companies that have signed up with Ocado have done so in large part as Ocado can defend them against Amazon's threat. Were Ocado to then be Amazon then those companies could have great reservations. Kroger, a major shareholder at 6% of Ocado shares may well not be pleased also. Amazon could be in a position to takeover Ocado then ramp up the fees charged to Ocado's solutions clients
Personally I think Uber could have Ocado as a target. They also want to expand in online grocery hugely. They fit well Ocado in a different way. There are many other possible interested parties who could have an interest in taking over Ocado. That said I don't see a takeover on the short term horizon. Ocado has extremely valuable assets though so someone could be tempted to make a bid. If a bid did come I think there could well be counter bids from others...
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We've already discussed this on another thread on this board but yes looks like a software issue. If the robot spontaneously catches fire then it's a robot issue, if they collide then most probably it's the software at fault. This should be easier to fix.
RE: Latest Ocado fire - Good news?23 Jul 2021 13:27
You'll get there shaggers lol.
I can't read the article as I have read too many Grocer articles and don't want to subscribe. Can guess the articles content though. I'm not sure it's good news but it's certainly nowhere the disaster many want to make out.
It was a small fire, minimal damage, procedures worked, CFC came quickly back into operation.
If anyone can post the articles content back to this board I would be very grateful, thx
True chilting, there's things about Ocado that really wind people up. Tim Steiner's ambition and success. The 600% share price growth that others have missed out on. The confidence of the company to do things differently.
For many of us Brits it is a national sport to knock winners.
Always happens, one slip up from Ocado and the I told you so brigade come out looking to inflate their egos. Then Ocado promptly deal with the issue, the share price rises and they scuttle away until next time..
Yes, well those companies haven't had the advantage Primark has of having an army of workers being paid less than £1 an hour throughout the pandemic.
I am sure anyone can discuss ABF further in depth with you on that chat board.
Given ABFs appalling fire safety record for you to come on this Ocado chat board after a very small fire (that was contained and extinguished according to procedures) and lecture us on fire safety is bizarre, ill judged and in very poor taste.
ABF (primark owners) are down 24% in 5 years, Ocado up 593% in 5 years. Given those stats I understand your bitterness on here kallumama.
Primark has a history of devastating warehouse fires. In 2005 Primarks entire main warehouse burnt down.
And of course in 2013 1,400 people died in a Primark factory fire. Another blaze like that could rip a hole in the share price as people start to understand the devastating effect that cheap fashion has on people's lives.