Co-op is significantly expanding its online grocery delivery service in Scotland to help customers unable to get to stores amid fresh lockdown restrictions.
Co-op has enlisted the help of delivery specialist Gophr to offer rapid online grocery delivery from six of its stores across Glasgow.
The initial roll out will go live this month, before expanding to 50 Co-op stores across Scotland over the “coming weeks”.
Customers living within a 4km radius of stores across Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness, Perth and Glasgow will then be able to order from a selection of 4500 products to be delivered within two hours.
The grocer will also be offering free delivery for all orders made from new stores over the first eight weeks.
It comes as Scotland faces a potential extension of new temporary coronavirus restrictions which require bars and restaurants in key areas to close for all but takeaways.
“We continue to look for new ways to innovate and expand access to our products and services to deliver a truly compelling offer for consumers, conveniently,” Co-op’s online operations manager Matt Arrigonie said.
“By collaborating with partners we can offer further flexibility and choice to meet community needs for shopping locally with ease, speed and safety. Delivering what our Members and customers want, when and where they need it.”
Co-op is one of the many grocers who have turned to companies like Gophr and Deliveroo to rapidly expand their delivery capabilities to match demand during lockdown.
By the end of the year, Co-op plans to offer home delivery from 650 stores across the UK.