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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Tasmania are likely to be without star point guard Josh Magette for the NBL playoffs after he suffered a suspected broken cheek bone in their fourth-place sealing 87-63 win over Illawarra to finish their season.The JackJumpers (16-12) needed a victory to stay clear of South East Melbourne Phoenix in fifth heading into their final regular season game, and did so with suffocating defence on Saturday.
Adam Le Fondre has had the first and last goal-scoring say as Sydney FC notched back-to-back A-League Men wins for the first time this season with a thrilling 3-2 home win over Central Coast.Each team had a key defender sent off in the first half and both teams had a turn in the lead before Le Fondre's sixth goal of the season settled a gripping contest on Saturday.
Interim coach Rado Vidosic has declared there is no ceiling on Melbourne City and urged his charges to prove they are "unstoppable" as they storm towards the A-League Men premiership.After three consecutive draws, City hit their stride in ominous style on Saturday evening, with Richard van der Venne scoring a hat-trick in a 6-1 rout of Macarthur FC at AAMI Park.
Matt Kelly has won the race for selection for the Perth Scorchers' BBL grand final showdown against the Brisbane Heat at Optus Stadium.The Heat have won the toss and elected to bat in Saturday's decider in front of a sellout crowd.
Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of Scotland Moderator will meet people displaced by war in South Sudan and hear their stories in one of the high points of their visit to the struggling African nation.The three Christian leaders, on an unprecedented "pilgrimage of peace", will also take part in an open-air ecumenical prayer vigil at a mausoleum on Saturday for South Sudan's liberation hero John Garang, with 50,000 people expected to attend.
Australia coach Andrew McDonald has backed a "fully recharged" David Warner to play a key role in the tourists' bid for a drought-breaking Test series win in India.Warner has been on light duties since arriving at the tourists' training camp in Bangalore ahead of the series opener in Nagpur, starting on Thursday.
Cycling great Chris Froome has paid tribute to the Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic after rising star Tristan Saunders broke through for the biggest win of his career.Seven-time Grand Tour winner Froome was a late entry to Saturday's race, using it as part of an extended block of training and racing ahead of his European campaign.
Perth Glory are daring to dream of a once-unlikely charge into the A-League Women finals after an upset 3-1 win over leaders Western United.The Glory took the lead via Susan Phonsongkham's penalty in the 12th minute on Saturday before Emma Robers scrambled an equaliser 10 minutes later.
Melbourne Victory boss Jeff Hopkins says his side will be ready to challenge any team in the A-League Women competition after scratching out a 3-1 win against Western Sydney.Far from their best on Saturday, Victory looked headed for a frustrating draw before late goals for Alex Chidiac and Tiffany Eliadis carried them to victory at CB Smith Reserve.
Matt Bevilacqua has set his sights on a second career title after the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series was blown wide open on a day of upsets on the Gold Coast.Georgia Miller won a fourth consecutive round at Kurrawa Beach on Saturday to put herself on the verge of another Ironwoman crown.
A devastated Liam Wilson has choked back tears after being "robbed" of a giant world title upset that would have delivered on a promise to his dying father.The Australian's team have launched a protest after he floored WBO super featherweight favourite Emanuel Navarrete in the fourth round in Phoenix on Friday night, but then watched for what they claim was 27 seconds for the Mexican to regain his composure.
Sydney FC coach Ante Juric has compared rising midfielder Sarah Hunter to Socceroos legend Tim Cahill, as his side produced one of the finest performances of his tenure with a 3-0 home victory over second-placed Melbourne City.Their A-League Women win at Allianz Stadium brought the third-placed Sky Blues to within a point of City, who suffered just a second loss in their last eight games.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has described former PM Scott Morrison's decision to halt a gas drilling project off the NSW coast triggering a legal fight as"dishonest" and "incompetent".The federal government and energy company Asset Energy have agreed to end their legal battle over Mr Morrison's decision, by proposing consent orders to the court.
The casualties keep coming ahead of the NRL's All Stars clash, with star Sydney Roosters duo Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Joey Manu out of the Maori side.They join Indigenous superstar Josh Addo-Carr on the sidelines after the gun winger pulled out on Friday in order to focus on club preparations with Canterbury.
The NSW government is being called on to act on the issue of massive stockpiles of plastic potentially headed for landfill under the stalled supermarket REDcycle scheme.During the week, Coles and Woolworths were ordered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to remove more than 5200 tonnes of soft plastic stockpiled at 15 sites across the state.
Joel Embiid has recorded 33 points and 10 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers beat San Antonio 137-125, sending the scuffling Spurs to their eighth straight NBA loss.Tyrese Maxey had 25 points and James Harden added 16 for Philadelphia (34-17), who consolidated third in the Eastern Conference standings on Friday.
China says its mutual political trust with Russia has continued to deepen after Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu visited the country this week and met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.China is willing to work with Russia to implement their strategic partnership and promote further progress in their relationship, the foreign ministry also said in its statement.
Carlton's AFL finals hopes have taken a cruel early hit, with dashing defender Zac Williams ruled out for the entire season because of a knee injury.Williams suffered the injury during training at the Blues' pre-season camp in Queensland on Friday and scans have confirmed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
Kurt Kitayama made two late birdies to slide into the lead at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but will face his biggest challenge yet when he plays Spyglass Hill.Through two rounds, Kitayama is 9 under par and holds a one-shot lead over Keith Mitchell, Brandon Wu, Joseph Bramlett and Hank Lebioda.