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Co-op has formed a new partnership with Irish start-up Buymie to offer same-day grocery deliveries to over 200,000 households across Bristol.  The move is the first partnership in the UK for Buymie whose mobile app allows customers to book personalised online home grocery deliveries.

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The Co-op is rapidly accelerating its online expansion to more than double the number of stores planned as it adapts to changing shopper demands caused by the coronavirus crisis. The same-day service was initially trialled at a London store in March 2019, and by the end of 2019 had rolled out to 23 central London and Manchester hub stores.  In parallel, Co-op also developed its online delivery...
Starship Technologies’ robots started delivering food to NHS staff in Milton Keynes, amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Using Starship’s mobile app NHS workers can have food delivered by robots from local food outlets by using Starship’s mobile app. Henry Harris-Burland, VP of Marketing at Starship Technologies, commented: “ We want to make life a little bit easier for these peopl...
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update Morrisons offers 10% discount to NHS staff: From Thursday, NHS staff will be entitled to a 10% discount when shopping at the retailer's stores. The scheme will last until July 12th when it will be reviewed. This latest initiative follows on from Morrisons...


An essential summary of supply chain priorities, latest network developments, and other key statistics for Co-op.
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The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), the UK government’s independent forecasting body, has issued a new edition of its regular Fiscal Risks Report.

This includes interesting content, relevant to grocery businesses. Chapter Nine examines climate change as a threat to economic performance and fiscal outcomes.

24 September, Manchester

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