The subsidiary undertakings and significant undertakings of the Company as at period end are set out below. A schedule of interests in all undertakings is filed with the annual return.

Name Principal ActivityProportion of
Share Capital Held
Country of
Ocado Holdings LimitedHolding company100%England and Wales
Ocado Retail Limited (formerly Ocado Limited)Retail100%England and Wales
Ocado Information Technology LimitedIntellectual property100%Republic of Ireland
Ocado Polska Sp. Z.o.o.Technology100%Poland
Ocado Innovation Limited (formerly Ocado Technology Limited)Technology100%England and Wales
Ocado Operating LimitedLogistics and Distribution100%England and Wales
Ocado Central Services LimitedBusiness Services100%England and Wales
Ocado Innovation Holdings LimitedNon-trading company100%England and Wales
Jalapeno Partners LimitedNon-trading company100%England and Wales
Last Mile Technology LimitedNon-trading company100%England and Wales
Speciality Stores Limited (formerly Specialty Stores Limited)Trading company100%England and Wales
Marie Claire Beauty Limited (formerly Newco Beauty Limited)Retail100%England and Wales
Paws & Purrs LimitedRetail100%England and Wales
MHE JVCo LimitedTrading company50%England and Wales
Paneltex LimitedManufacturing25%England and Wales

In accordance with Section 410(2)(a) of the Companies Act, a full list of the then subsidiaries was annexed to the 2014 annual return and submitted to Companies House. In accordance with the exemption under Section 479A of the Companies Act the standalone financial statements for a subsidiary, Paws & Purrs Limited, are not to be audited for the year ended 29 November 2015, but are included in the Group's consolidated financial statements in the period.

The Group has effective control over the financial and operating activities of the Ocado Cell in Atlas Insurance PCC Limited, an insurance company incorporated in Malta and therefore consolidates the Ocado Cell in its financial statements in accordance with IFRS 10 "Consolidated Financial Statements". The Group uses the Ocado Cell to provide self-insurance for its vehicle fleet and public and product liability claims.