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Tesco introduces one-hour grocery delivery service in London

RBR Staff Writer Published 28 June 2017

British supermarket giant Tesco has rolled out a one-hour grocery delivery service to customers in London.

Customers in central London can avail the opportunity by placing orders through the newly launched Tesco Now app for up to 20 items from a range of 1000 products.

The orders can be tracked in the Tesco Now app which will help them receive live updates on the progress of their home delivery order.

Dubbed as Tesco Now, the one-hour delivery service can be booked anytime between 8:00AM and 11:00PM during weekdays and from 9:00AM to 11:00PM in the weekends.

The cost of the Tesco Now service is £7.99 with the retailer stating that there is no minimum amount for the order to be placed.

Tesco online managing director Adrian Letts said: “From forgotten essentials to that crucial final ingredient, Tesco Now can get them to our customers' door within the hour.

 "Shoppers’ needs are changing and we want to offer a range of services that allow them to shop with us in a way that suits their needs.”

According to Tesco, the products that can be ordered for home delivery include fresh meat, fruit and vegetables, dairy, bakery goods, baby, health, pet, and beauty products.

The retailer added that the placed orders will be collected in a local store and delivered to customers by a Tesco representative on a moped inside 60 minutes of the booking.

Apart from the one-hour delivery, Tesco also has a two-hour delivery option which has been priced slightly lower at £5.99.

Earlier in the month, Tesco stated that it was considering introducing self-driving robots in the future to execute home deliveries of its grocery items inside 60 minutes. The retail giant has already carried out a trial by dispatching a six-wheeled buggy to deliver a food order in central London.


Image: A Tesco representative carrying out a home delivery order. Photo: courtesy of Tescoplc.com.