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 Activity||Proportion of|
Share Capital Held
|Ocado Holdings Limited||Holding company||100%||England and Wales|
|Ocado Retail Limited (formerly Ocado Limited)||Retail||100%||England and Wales|
|Ocado Information Technology Limited||Intellectual property||100%||Republic of Ireland|
|Ocado Polska Sp. Z.o.o.||Technology||100%||Poland|
|Ocado Innovation Limited (formerly Ocado Technology Limited)||Technology||100%||England and Wales|
|Ocado Operating Limited||Logistics and Distribution||100%||England and Wales|
|Ocado Central Services Limited||Business Services||100%||England and Wales|
|Ocado Innovation Holdings Limited||Non-trading company||100%||England and Wales|
|Jalapeno Partners Limited||Non-trading company||100%||England and Wales|
|Last Mile Technology Limited||Non-trading company||100%||England and Wales|
|Speciality Stores Limited (formerly Specialty Stores Limited)||Trading company||100%||England and Wales|
|Marie Claire Beauty Limited (formerly Newco Beauty Limited)||Retail||100%||England and Wales|
|Paws & Purrs Limited||Retail||100%||England and Wales|
|MHE JVCo Limited||Trading company||50%||England and Wales|
|Paneltex Limited||Manufacturing||25%||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.