Morrisons and Amazon expand delivery service

Morrisons has expanded its same-day online grocery delivery partnership with Amazon.

The service will now cover 90 per cent of London and 10 of the largest cities across the UK.

In March this year, the initial service operated out of 17 Morrisons stores in eight cities -including Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow - but from the end of May, this will be extended to over 40 stores nationwide.

Morrisons chief executive David Potts said: “Through our conveniently located stores and the popular Amazon Prime Now service, more and more customers will be able to access deliveries to their doorstep at this very difficult time.”

Prime Now customers will now be able to order their Morrisons groceries on Prime Now and have their goods delivered by Amazon on the same day within a two-hour window.

Amazon UK country manager Doug Gurr added: “We are pleased to be able to support more customers through the expansion of Morrisons on Prime Now - the convenient service enables us to offer Morrisons high quality grocery selection to even more Prime members.”

Separately, Morrisons has reported like-for-like sales rising 5.7 per cent during the period from 3 February to 10 May.

However, the sales rise was offset by Easter being affected by the Coronavirus lockdown, with sales “significantly down year on year”, according to the latest financial figures.

In recent weeks, the supermarket has resumed normal trading hours, with perplex screens installed to ensure safety at checkouts.Online operations are “expanding significant and at pace” and Morrisons has more than doubled the number of weekly home delivery slots since the lockdown begun.

It also offered a Click and Collect service from stores and is aiming to make this available in 280 stores by mid-June.

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