Tesco has announced it has launched a pilot scheme with rapid-grocery delivery company, Gorillas, which will deliver Tesco customer’s items in just 10 minutes.
Tesco products will be available to purchase on the Gorillas app from 12pm today.
The new deal will see Gorillas set up micro-fulfilment sites at five large Tesco stores where items will be picked, packed and delivered to customers all within the 10 minute window.
The first of the sites will use the excess warehouse space within the megastore at Thornton Heath in south London, stocking around 2,000 products.
The remaining locations will be confirmed in the coming weeks and months.
The UK’s largest online grocery retailer delivers to 99.8 per cent of the country’s postcodes and offers over 400 click and collect locations.
Tesco believes the new tie up will offer yet another, and the most convenient service to its online offerings.
“The idea that we can reach our customers in just ten minutes is really exciting,” Tesco UK chief executive Jason Tarry said.
“We are committed to being easily the most convenient choice for our customers, enabling them to shop whenever and however they want.
“This pilot with Gorillas will help customers get their products right away, supporting those looking to buy food for tonight or last minute forgotten items. We look forward to hearing what our customers think.”
The delivery charge for orders will be a standard £1.80.
Gorillas chief operating officer Adrian Frenzel added: “We’re thrilled to be announcing this first-of-its-kind commercial and real estate partnership with Tesco.
“As a fast-paced company at the forefront of the on demand grocery industry, we are always looking for ways to innovate, and this co-location partnership will bring unprecedented value to our customers in the UK who will now have the possibility to be delivered the best of Tesco within minutes thanks to Gorillas.”
In order to use the service, customers must create a Gorillas account.