Iceland reportedly has next-day delivery slots widely available for customers as its delivery service comes close to returning to pre-coronavirus levels.
The supermarket is now emailing customers to inform them that delivery slots are available in their areas, and is “confident enough” in its availability to advertise that new slots are becoming available at 11am on weekdays, according to The Grocer.
Charged checked Iceland’s website, and was able to book a Delivery slot for seven different timeslots for Friday 8 May, however this was the only day until Tuesday 12 with any delivery availability.
Last month, Iceland said it was dramatically ramping up its online delivery operations to meet a near 500 per cent increase in demand across some stores.
Its Food Warehouse branches, which are typically two or three times larger than a standard Iceland store and stock a wider range of goods, are now being brought online for home delivery at an accelerated rate.
More than 120 Food Warehouse stores with a capacity between 10,000 and 15,000sq ft will now help fulfil the staggering increase in online orders since the UK lockdown began last month.
This was understood to have increased its overall delivery capacity by 250 per cent.
Last week environment secretary George Eustice told reporters that despite the addition of 300,000 delivery slots across the UK’s largest supermarkets, it may still “not be enough be enough to meet demand”.