Co-op trialing food home delivery service with Deliveroo
The Co-operative Group is working with Deliveroo to trial a food home delivery service in Manchester.
In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (17 January), a spokesperson for the Co-op said: “We are a leading convenience retailer and have launched an exciting partnership with Deliveroo to make access to our products and services even easier for consumers. This small trial will focus on beers, wines and spirits as well as snacks and confectionary and will be limited to the Greater Manchester area.”
The trial is taking place at five stores in the Greater Manchester area: Corporation Street (Manchester City Centre), Vimto Gardens (Salford), Wilbraham Road (Chorlton), Heald Green (Cheadle) and West Didsbury (Didsbury).
Party packs, beers, wines and spirits as well as snacks and confectionary are available via Deliveroo’s website.
The online food delivery sector has been growing fast in the UK. Indeed, it was one of the best performing areas for the big supermarkets and convenience retailers over the recent Christmas session. Sources report that the Co-op wants to be a strong presence in this business and is keen to explore partnerships.