Tesco is piloting ultra-fast delivery of 10 minutes with delivery specialist, Gorillas. Products are available to purchase on the Gorillas app and then delivered to customers in a selected area.
Goods will be picked and packed from micro-fulfilment sites set up by Gorillas at five large Tesco stores. The first will use excess warehouse space within the Thornton Heath Tesco store and stock a selection of around 2,000 products. The additional locations will be confirmed later.
The launch of the new pilot, which will cost a £1.80 delivery charge, follows the rollout of Tesco Whoosh earlier this year. Whoosh is a 60-minute grocery delivery service, which was initially launched in around 50 Express stores but will reach 100 stores by the end of the year.
Jason Tarry, Tesco UK & ROI CEO said: “The idea that we can reach our customers in just ten 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. 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.”
Adrian Frenzel, Gorillas COO said: “We’re 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.”