Central England Co-op has signed a delivery partnership with Snappy Shopper to allow shoppers in the Midlands and East Anglia to order groceries online from 141 local Central England Co-op stores and have them delivered in 30 minutes.
It follows a trial that began in September last year with 15 stores in Derby and Birmingham and which will extend to 200 stores by the end of the year.
Customers have access to more than 5,000 products when ordering through the Snappy Shopper app. Orders are delivered via an electric vehicle and cost £3 for delivery. However, members can enjoy free delivery until the end of the year by using a special code.
Mark Steven, COO of Snappy Shopper, said: “The expansion of our partnership reflects our mission to give more communities on-demand access to the products of local businesses. Post lockdown the demand for home delivery and the desire to shop locally is greater than ever and we are ideally placed to provide convenience stores with an affordable and high-performing tech solution to compete in the fast-changing home delivery market.”
Central England Co-Op stores chief commercial officer Andy Peake said: “Recent times have shown the benefits of being able to shop local with a trusted, community-focused retailer and our ongoing link-up with Snappy Shopper is a great example of how we are improving the shopping experience for our customers and members by the click of a button.”
- Snappy Shopper