Ocado has announced the completion of agreements to extend its working partnership with Group Casino in France.
The partnership extension includes the creation of a joint venture to provide logistics services to OSP-powered Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) in France, which will reportedly be made available to all grocery retailers.
In addition, it will mean a partnership for Ocado Group to integrate Octopia’s marketplace platform into its Ocado Smart Platform (OSP), allowing global partners to launch their own marketplace offerings.
Deployment by Groupe Casino of Ocado’s OSP will be an In-Store Fulfilment solution across its Monoprix stores also.
Luke Jensen, CEO of Ocado Solutions, said: “This is a great milestone for our relationship with Groupe Casino as we extend the partnership in a number of exciting directions.
“Our partnership demonstrates what can be achieved when a major retailer introduces a world-class quality of service online, enabled by unique efficiencies, to French consumers.”
He added: “I’m excited that Ocado Group’s cutting-edge technologies are now available to all grocery retailers in France, with the new joint venture leveraging our combined expertise to provide key logistics services for future CFCs.”