Tesco trials 10-minute delivery

UK retailer Tesco has launched a pilot with “rapid-delivery” company, Gorillas, to offer customers the chance to get their favourite products in just 10 minutes.

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

Gorillas has set up micro-fulfilment sites at five large Tesco stores. They will pick, pack and deliver to customers “in the time it takes to pre-heat the oven”.

The first micro-fulfilment site will use excess warehouse space within the Thornton Heath Tesco store. It will stock a selection of around 2000 products.

Tesco UK & ROI CEO Jason Tarry says the idea that the retailer can reach its 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,” he says.

“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 COO Adrian Frenzel says his company is thrilled to be announcing this first-of-its-kind commercial and real estate partnership with Tesco.

“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,” he says.

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