Co-op and grocery delivery firm Snappy Shopper have partnered to trial rapid local store-to-door deliveries in Northern Ireland.
The trial was initially launched from the convenience retailer’s store in Shankill Road, Belfast, and will now be extended to its store in Kings Road, Gilnahirk.
The move forms part of Co-op’s approach to grow its online offer, with a focus on quick convenience.
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Co-op head of online development George Hayworth said: “Working with Snappy Shopper fits with our quick and convenient approach to ecommerce – a model which sees products picked fresh in the local store, so the high street store benefits from increased online demand.
“We continually look for new ways to expand and grow our online offer, and are pleased to launch a trial with Snappy Shopper to provide increased customer choice and access to our products – serving our member-owners and customers close to our stores with what they want and need, when and where they need it.”
Co-op food managing director Matt Hood told Grocery Gazette that the retailer is edging closer to its goal of achieving 30% of the UK quick convenience market.
Last week, Co-op strengthened its partnership with Uber Eats, as it extended member pricing for shoppers using the delivery firm’s app in a first for UK supermarkets.