Tesco to expand one-hour delivery service

Tesco is set to expand its one-hour delivery service “Whoosh”, according to sources reported by The Grocer.

The service will be available from 600 stores by the end of 2023 Tesco chief executive Ken Murphy told the publication.

The executive said the service is currently available in 115 stores and that it will be available from 200 stores by the end of next month.

Tesco first announced that it was set to launch Whoosh in May 2022.

The service, which offers rapid deliveries for a fixed £5 fee, was initially trialled at the Big Four supermarket’s Tesco Express store in Willenhall.

Whoosh’s deliveries are currently made by third-party courier company Stuart via bike, car, or moped after orders are sorted by Tesco staff.

Murphy told The Grocer most orders will arrive within 30 minutes.

Tesco is not the only Big Four supermarket which is planning further expansion in terms of offering rapid deliveries.

Asda in December partnered with Just Eat to enter the rapid delivery space.
The move allowed the delivery app’s customers to be able to add a selection of over 1,000 products to their baskets from five Asda stores.

In September, Deliveroo entered the rapid grocery delivery space with its ‘Deliveroo Hop’ service, delivered in partnership with Morrisons.

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