Sainsbury’s expands one-hour e-bike delivery service to 20 UK cities in a bid to reach “even more” vulnerable shoppers

Sainsbury’s is dramatically expanding its rapid e-bike delivery service giving millions of households across the UK access to one-hour delivery.

Chop Chop, the grocer’s e-bike delivery service, will now be expanded to 20 cities across the UK marking the first time the service will be available outside of London.

Its rapid local delivery system, which has been operating in London stores since April, will be available in Brighton and Bristol from today, and Manchester, Reading next week.

By mid-June Sainsbury’s says it will be available from 50 stores across the UK increasing its delivery capacity by 400 per cent, pushing forward with its ambitions to make 600,000 delivery slots available per week to meet the staggering demands brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

READ MORE: Sainsbury’s opens “dark” stores delivering goods to the most vulnerable in an hour but remaining closed to the public

The Chop Chop e-bikes can deliver orders of up to 20 items from a list of 3000 essential items, with orders being placed via a dedicated app.

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

“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.”

In April Sainsbury’s announced that its Chop Chop service would delivery groceries across London from “dark” convenience stores, which remained shut due to the pandemic but acted instead as fulfilment hubs.

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