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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President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and a senior defence official have issued dire accounts of Russian forces shelling and advancing in Ukraine's eastern province of Donetsk, the main focal point of the 11-month-long war.Fierce fighting was unabated in eastern Ukraine, where Russian troops are trying to gain ground near the strategic logistics hub of Lyman, Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Malyar said on Wednesday evening.