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Tesco launches same day online grocery delivery service across UK

Published 26 July 2017

Tesco has become the first retailer to offer same day online grocery delivery across the UK.

The same day delivery service, which is available in London and South-East since 2014, is now being expanded to more than 300 stores throughout the UK, covering over 99% of the country’s households..

The same day service would stretch from the Shetland Islands in Scotland to Cornwall, with the nationwide roll-out to be completed by the end of next month.

It costs between £3 and £8 per order but customers with a Delivery Saver pass can try out the service for free.

The grocery retailer has stated that same day delivery is available seven days a week in London and the South East and six days a week (Monday to Saturday) across the rest of the UK.

Tesco online managing director Adrian Letts said: “Customers tell us they like getting their shopping delivered quickly and conveniently, and with our same day delivery service they can now order by lunch to get their shopping delivered for their evening meal.”

Tesco delivered its first online order back in 1984. Last month, the company furtherimproved its grocery delivery service by launching Tesco Now, which offers deliveries within an hour to customers in Central London.

Earlier this year, Tesco extended its same day click+collect service to 300 locations across the UK. So far this year, the company witnessed 18% growth in demand for the same day grocery delivery service.

Image: Tesco becomes first retailer to offer same day grocery delivery in UK. Photo: courtesy of Tescoplc.com.