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Tesco first retailer to offer nationwide same day grocery delivery in the UK

Tesco has announced the expansion of its same day online grocery delivery service across the UK, making it the first retailer in the UK to do so. The nationwide rollout will be complete by the end of next month and will be available seven days a week in London and the south east and every day bar Sunday across the rest of the UK.

The company initially launched the same day service in London and the south east in 2014 but will now extend it to more than 300 stores in the UK – or 99% of all UK households. The launch follows an 18% increase in demand for the service this year and follows the expansion of the company’s same day click and collect service too.

Customers can order by 1pm to have their shopping delivered from 7pm onwards and receive an unlimited number of items. The new service is priced between £3 and £8 but is free for a limited period to members of Tesco’s online delivery membership scheme, Delivery Saver.

Adrian Letts, managing director of Tesco Online said: “Customers tell us they like getting their shopping delivered quickly and conveniently, and with our same day delivery service they can now order by lunch to get their shopping delivered for their evening meal.

He adds: “We’ve seen the service grow in popularity since we launched it in London and the South East so we’re really excited to be rolling it out to customers nationwide.”

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