Screwfix trials 30-minute deliveries in Bristol

Screwfix has partnered with delivery courier service Gophr to trial 30-minute product deliveries in Bristol.

The service, named Screwfix Sprint, is aimed at tradespeople and DIY consumers in urgent need of goods.

The DIY group’s parent company, B&Q owner Kingfisher, also said it is looking to boost its delivery options more widely outside of the South West city.

Orders must be within three miles of a chosen participating store to be eligible.

The news comes as a wide variety of UK retailers are trialling “super quick” deliveries.

The quick commerce channel – which delivers food and groceries to consumers in less than one hour and often sub-30 minutes – is predicted to grow to £3.3 billion in the UK alone.

The research, from analyst house IGD, found the market is currently worth £1.4 billion.

Kingfisher performed well during the pandemic, with its pre-tax profits jumping by 44 per cent to £786 million in 2020.

In March, Screwfix announced plans to open 50 new stores this year, creating around 600 jobs across the UK and Ireland.

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