Co-op has teamed up with Just Eat to launch an on-demand online delivery partnership which aims to increase access to quick, convenience shopping in communities nationwide.
Initially rolling-out to 50 stores early next year, the service is expected to expand to over 1,000 Co-op stores by Spring 2023. Through the tie-up, shoppers will be able to order items from Co-op for speedy delivery in as little as under 30 minutes via the Just Eat app and website.
With thousands of products available to choose from, customers can order anything from bread and milk to meals or treats for evenings at home and, store cupboard essentials picked fresh from local Co-op stores, and delivered quickly and conveniently in the community. They will also have access to popular brands, offers and promotions and Co-op’s award-winning, ethically sourced quality own-brand products. Just Eat will then take care of the delivery, through its growing network of couriers across the UK.
Chris Conway, ecommerce director, Co-op, said: “Co-op stores are well placed in local communities to provide quick, easy and convenient home deliveries – whether a full shop or last-minute top-ups. We are committed to exploring new and innovative ways to increase access to our products and services and, with our members and customers leading busy lives, ease, speed and convenience is a cornerstone of our approach.
“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Just Eat, a move which will enable Co-op to ‘deliver’ further flexible options online with increased choice and availability in our communities, however and whenever our customers choose to shop with us.”
As the largest food delivery platform in the UK, Just Eat added that it is committed to delivering the best service and range of options for its customers. Just Eat UK’s grocery estate has expanded to over 70% of households in the UK and Just Eat Takeaway.com already supports over 30,000 grocery and convenience stores on its platforms globally. This includes partnerships with brands such as GETIR, ASDA, Ahold, Carrefour, Booker, Spar, Shell, 7-Eleven, Marqt, PLUS, Pascual Group, Galp, Kibus, Taste of America, Delicatessen Argentina and The Beer Store.
Amy Heather, strategic accounts director, Just Eat UK, said: “We’re excited to launch our partnership with Co-op to offer convenience grocery from their stores to customers across the UK. The partnership will bring our customers access to a wide range of fantastic Co-op products delivered to their home within minutes. This partnership is another example of Just Eat’s commitment to grocery in the UK and we know that Co-op will be a popular addition for our customers.”