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Sainsbury’s expands coverage of Chop Chop as Tesco leads in app downloads

Sainsbury’s is expanding its Chop Chop bicycle grocery delivery app to 20 cities across the country.

The mobile app, which allows customers to order goods from a local store and have them delivered by bicycle, will be available to 3.2 million households from 50 stores by mid-June.

Customers can place an order of up to 20 products from a range of around 3000 essential grocery and household items.

This week has seen the service launch in Brigton and Bristol, with Manchester, Reading, Richmond, Morden, Charlton and Harringay to follow next week.

The expansion follows Sainsbury’s piloting the use of the app from its Blackfriars store. The move is one way that Sainsbury’s is boosting the number of deliveries it can offer as demand for online shopping has surged during the coronavirus pandemic.

Clodagh Moriarty, chief digital officer at Sainsbury’s said: “We are doing everything we can to feed the nation and offer our customers quick, convenient and safe ways to get their groceries.

“Demand for home grocery deliveries has never been higher and we have been receiving great feedback for Chop Chop, with customers really valuing the speed and convenience it brings. By rolling Chop Chop out to 50 stores in 20 cities across the country, even more customers can get what they need delivered to their door.”

According to stats from App Annie, Tesco Groceries was the most downloaded grocery delivery app in the UK during the first quarter of the year.

This was followed by Asda, Morrisons Groceries, Sainsbury’s Grocers and Waitrose & Partners.

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