Tesco supermarket to launch super-fast delivery service called Whoosh
Tesco will test the new delivery service at a store before potentially rolling it out in other locations across the country. The supermarket hopes the new service will make online shopping easier for customers.
Tesco is following rival supermarkets Waitrose and Sainsbury’s in launching its own fast delivery service.
Waitrose has partnered with Deliveroo to reach more customers, while Sainsbury’s has its own fast delivery service called Chop Chop.
Other big retailers like Morrisons, Aldi and Co-op have also started working with Deliveroo and Uber Eats to make online shopping easier and faster for customers.
Online shopping has become increasingly popular since the start of the pandemic and shows no signs of stopping.
Supermarkets and other retailers are therefore looking for new ways to attract and reach more customers through new digital businesses.
Asda took its delivery service a step further by launching the Secure Box trial earlier this month.
The secure boxes have been placed outside homes in Yorkshire, Wales and other parts of North East and South East England.
Their goal is to allow drivers to deliver groceries to customers without them having to be at home.
The drivers can simply store the food safely in the boxes until the buyers arrive at the house.
In other Tesco news, the supermarket has teamed up with sandwich chain Pret a Manger to launch branches in its stores.
Customers will be able to purchase Pret Coffee, Meatball Wrap, Pesto Bowl, or other lunchtime treats while doing their weekly shopping.
This will allow more people to access Pret branches, as they are usually located on the main streets of city centers.