Co-op, the major UK convenience retailer, has set out plans to extend its reach in online sales in 2020.
Same-day city-centre delivery to roll-out to 650 stores
Over the next 12 months same-day delivery services will be made available across almost 100 towns and cities. This will be facilitated by the expansion of both the Co-op's in-house delivery operation shop.coop.co.uk and its partnership with Deliveroo. Currently available in London and Manchester, shop.coop.co.uk will reach 250 stores in the year, with Brighton, Bournemouth and Southampton amongst the first new cities to get the service. Meanwhile ordering through Deliveroo will be extended to 400 stores, allowing customers to shop a range of non-perishable products for delivery within 30 minutes.
Jo Whitfield, CEO of Co-op Food, commented: “At Co-op we make it easier to get products when you need them and we stay close to our customers' changing requirements. We have to provide fantastic products and services with strong ethics and a purposeful focus on convenience.”
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