Co-op hits ‘major milestone’ with 400 stores on Deliveroo
Co-op and Deliveroo have announced a ‘major milestone’ in their delivery partnership as Deliveroo customers can now order items from 400 Co-op stores across the UK.
In a statement issued today (11 August), Co-op said that the 400 stores “serve towns and cities with a combined population of 27 million people” – making Co-op “the most widely available supermarket on the Deliveroo app”.
More than 600 grocery and household items are available to customers on the Deliveroo app, which are packed by Co-op colleagues at local stores and delivered by Deliveroo riders in “as little as under 30 minutes”.
Co-op’s roll-out with Deliveroo began in 2019 and has accelerated this year to cover 128 cities across the UK. The average delivery is 1.7km away from the store, and the top four cities with an appetite for on-demand convenience are London, Manchester, Leeds and Brighton.
Chris Conway, Head of Ecommerce, Co-op, commented: “We are offering speed, flexibility and choice with on demand, online convenience meeting consumer needs in our communities. We have accelerated our plans to roll-out online delivery through our own online store and with partners. Products are selected locally by Co-op stores which act as micro-distribution hubs and so also benefit from the significant increase seen in demand as consumer shopping trends change in the wake of Covid-19 and more people shop for food online.”
Ajay Lakhani, Vice President of New Business, Deliveroo, added: “We are delighted that the Co-op and Deliveroo partnership has been such a success and reached the milestone of 400 stores across the UK. At Deliveroo we want to play our role to help people get the food and household items they need and want in as little as under 30 minutes.”
The Co-op added that it has accelerated the roll-out of its online offer and is on track to provide online home delivery and click & collect from over 650 stores by the end of the year, through partnerships and its own online shop coop.co.uk/shop