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Tesco partners with Gorillas for ultra-fast grocery deliveries

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Written by: Emma Lunn
29/10/2021
Tesco has launched a pilot with rapid-delivery company, Gorillas, to offer Tesco customers the chance to get their shopping delivered in just 10 minutes.

Tesco products are now available to purchase on the Gorillas app and immediately delivered to customers in a selected area.

The partnership will see Gorillas set up micro-fulfilment sites at five large Tesco stores, where they will pick, pack and deliver to customers in just a few minutes. The first micro-fulfilment site will use excess warehouse space within the Thornton Heath Tesco store in South London and stock a selection of about 2,000 products.

Tesco says that combining the supermarket’s ‘in-depth understanding of its customers’ with Gorillas’ experience in rapid delivery will ensure the service can meet customers’ last minute needs, from forgotten items such as nappies or milk, to food for dinner.

This year, Tesco also rolled out Tesco Whoosh, a 60-minute grocery delivery service, to about 50 Express stores and now expects to reach 100 stores by the end of the year.

Jason Tarry, Tesco UK & ROI CEO, said, “The idea that we can reach our customers in just 10 minutes is really exciting. We are committed to being easily the most convenient choice for our customers, enabling them to shop whenever and however they want. This pilot with Gorillas will help customers get their products right away, supporting those looking to buy food for tonight or last minute forgotten items. We look forward to hearing what our customers think.”

Gorillas is one of a number of businesses which promises to drop off your groceries in 15 minutes or less. Others include Weezy, Jiffy, and Getir.

Adrian Frenzel, Gorillas COO said, “As a fast-paced company at the forefront of the on-demand grocery industry, we are always looking for ways to innovate, and this co-location partnership will bring unprecedented value to our customers in the UK who will now have the possibility to be delivered the best of Tesco within minutes thanks to Gorillas.”

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