Ocado has reported an 11.2% rise in revenues for the three months to 13 March despite a four-day warehouse fire impacting on its sales.

The grocery delivery service said the fire at its Andover warehouse hit sales by 1.2%, but it still managed to report revenues of £404 million. The number of orders made during the period increased compared with the same period last year, but the average value did drop.

Chief executive Tim Steiner said: "The fire has been a setback, but it will only be a temporary one.

"Our teams have been working hard to minimise any disruption to our customers and we will build a state-of-the-art replacement facility that reflects all the innovations and improvements we have made since Andover opened in November 2016."

Ocado is building a temporary location and increasing capacity at its Erith warehouse ahead of schedule to minimise disruption as a result of the fire.

Last month, Ocado announced a deal with Marks & Spencer to sell its food products by the end of 2020.

Mr Steiner said "Ocado Retail has never been in a stronger position" following the M&S deal.