On 24 March, Deliveroo announced two new services that could help shoppers who are self-isolating due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The first is the delivery of an essentials range and the second is a collaboration with Marks & Spencer’s stores on BP forecourts.
Customers can order M&S products from 120 franchised stores
Customers will be able to order around 60 products from 120 Marks & Spencer (M&S) franchised stores. Products will include milk, bread, juices, pizzas and ready meals.
No delivery charge will be applied for these orders.
This follows a similar nationwide partnership with Co-op, which allows shoppers to order groceries from 400 stores.
“Essentials by Deliveroo”
In addition to the M&S tie-up, Deliveroo has announced the introduction of the “Essentials by Deliveroo” service. Through this service, shoppers will be able to order from a range of food and household essentials. Products include household items, cereal, pasta, rice, sweets, biscuits, soft drinks, juices, tinned and canned goods.
The service has been successfully trialled in Cambridge already and will be rolled out across Reading, Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds and London over the next two weeks.
Deliveroo operates in 13 international markets and will introduce similar schemes in the United Arab Emirates, France, Spain and Australia.
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