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Ocado ‘Meet the Buyer’ – 29th June 2021

Date(s) - 29/06/2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

BHETA are thrilled to announce we will be hosting a “Meet the Buyer” event with Ocado on Tuesday 29th June 2021, by way of Zoom link.

Retail sales at the online grocery retailer, Ocado, jumped 35% year on year to £2.2bn in the year to November 29, 2020, as demand for online groceries jumped during the pandemic, and the retailer invested substantially into its capacity and technology. The company opened its first international customer fulfilment centres during 2020 – in Paris in April, followed by another in Toronto in May. Ocado also opened an Ocado Zoom ‘micro site’ in west London with more sites planned in the area to support the group’s growth ambitions.

Who should attend?

Ocado are keen to engage with suppliers who can supply the following products:

  • Cookware – Baking & Preserving, Utensils & Gadgets, Water Filters, Storage, Kitchen Accessories, Pots & Pans, Dishes & Roasters, Appliances, Knives & Chopping Boards and Barware.
  • Dining – Drinks & Glassware, Tableware & Serveware, On the go, Cutlery Outdoor Dining and Tabletop Accessories.
  • Hardware – Fuels, Gardening, Lightbulbs, DIY, Motoring and Barbeque.
  • Home – Home Fragrance, Utility, Bathroom, Living Room and Bedroom.
  • Home Office – Office Supplies, Pens & Pencils, Notebooks & Pads, Haberdashery, Accessories & Sets and Designer Stationery.
  • Kids essentials – Toys, Kids Home, Books, Art and Stationery.
  • Party – Paper Tableware, Greetings Cards, Giftwrap and Party Accessories.

Who will attend from Ocado?
Representatives from the commercial teams will be in attendance including Buyers for the following product categories – Cookware, Dining, Hardware, Home, Home Office, Kids essentials and Party. The link below details product categories.

What should I bring and how long do I have?
Each supplier can bring two people and will be allocated a 20-minute appointment with the relevant buyer. Suppliers are able to book additional appointments if they have products relevant for other categories. Ocado urges suppliers to concentrate on the features and benefits of their products, supported by cost price proposals.

If it is online what will I need?
A suitable device (laptop or computer) within built camera and internet access. The joining instructions will be forwarded nearer the time.

How will it work?
You will be allocated a specific meeting time with an agreed buyer; it is recommended that you join the event 15 mins prior to your time and register after which you will be placed into a virtual holding room and then called for your meeting.

How do I book a place?
To book a place, please follow the link below to complete the online booking form and category & buyers list.


Member rate:  £45.00+VAT
Non-member rate:  £149.00+VAT, if it’s your first BHETA Meet the Buyer event
Non-member rate:  £199.00+VAT, if you have attended a prior BHETA Meet the Buyer event

(Payment by non-members must be received no later than Tuesday 22nd June  2021)

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 16th June 2021.  If you have any queries, please email Helen Farnell,, from the BHETA Member Services team.

How do I book a place?
To book a place, please follow the link below to complete the online booking form and category & buyers list.

Booking terms:

  • In the event of over-subscription, BHETA member places will be allocated on a first come first served basis per buyer.
  • Participation in BHETA’s ‘Meet the Buyer’ events is solely for UK suppliers, manufacturers and distributors.
  • BHETA will not confirm non-member bookings until 31st May at the earliest, as priority booking goes to BHETA members.
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