Customers on the Isle of Lewis will enjoy grocery home delivery for the first time
Cheshunt, England, 2014-1-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thousands of people living in the Western Isles of Scotland will be able to have their grocery shopping delivered to their homes for the first time, as Tesco launches its dotcom service on the Isle of Lewis today [Tuesday 21 January]. The service will be provided from the Tesco in the island’s capital Stornoway, which is closer to Iceland than to London, and will create 29 new jobs for local people.
Since launching in 1998, Tesco.com has delivered a whopping 170 million grocery orders around the UK. Online grocery shopping continues to rise in popularity, with the growth of smartphones rapidly accelerating the trend. Over Christmas, Tesco customers placed over 3 million online grocery orders, up 11%, with one third placed on a mobile device.
Simon Belsham, Managing Director of Tesco.com said, “We believe everyone should benefit from the best possible service wherever they live including the convenience of ordering their groceries online. At Tesco, we have been able to use unique assets of a nationwide stores and distribution network to create an online service for customers on Lewis. We’ll continue to work hard on the services we provide to these harder to reach communities and are already looking at developing a Click & Collect grocery service on the Isle of Skye later this year.”
Kevin Poke, Store Manager at Tesco Stornoway said, “We’re really excited to be offering this new service. Lots of customers have told us that it’s going to make their weekly shop a lot more convenient, because they can have their groceries delivered at a time that suits them.”
Deliveries will run from Tuesday to Saturday between 9am and 11pm.
- As the first retailer to pioneer grocery home shopping in 1998, we have since launched Tesco.com in more than 50 cities in 10 markets overseas.
- We have delivered over 170 million online grocery orders in the UK since it launched.
- We have six dotcom stores in the UK (Erith, Enfield, Croydon, Greenford, Crawley, Aylesford)
- Read more: Philip Clarke blogs about Tesco’s multichannel approach.
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