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October 29, 2021

Tesco and Gorillas trials ten-minute delivery service in UK

The partnership allows customers to order from a range of more than 2,000 items.

British supermarket chain Tesco has partnered with on-demand grocery delivery platform Gorillas to trial a ten-minute delivery service.

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Customers in selected area can shop Tesco products available for purchase on the Gorillas app for delivery.

The pilot will initially start at Tesco’s Thornton Heath store in south London, where Gorillas will set up the micro-fulfilment site.

In the coming months, Gorillas will open instore warehouse at four more Tesco’s locations across the capital.

A range of more than 2,000 items will be stocked at the mini warehouses.

Tesco UK & ROI CEO Jason Tarry 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.”

Tesco has currently more than 400 Click & Collect locations and delivers to 99.8% of UK postcodes.

In addition, the supermarket chain rolled out Tesco Whoosh, a 60-minute grocery delivery service, to approximately 50 Express stores. It is expected to expand to 100 stores by the end of 2021.

This is the first-of-its-kind commercial and real estate partnership for Gorillas.

Gorillas COO Adrian Frenzel said: “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.”

The partnership comes a few days after Gorillas received €200m ($235m) investment from German food delivery group Delivery Hero in a Series C funding round.

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The average UK consumer is experiencing a severe cost-of living crisis as inflation surges to a forty-year high and the price of goods continues to rise. This shock is the result of the sharply increasing costs of commodities, energy, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and is threatening FMCG manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice operators’ ability to survive and grow. Inflation will have a profound effect on many consumer-facing industries in 2022 and beyond. Consult GlobalData’s new whitepaper, Inflation in the UK: The Impact of Historically High Inflation on the UK Consumer Landscape, to better understand shifts in consumer behavior and their impact on spending patterns, as well as the implications for UK businesses. This whitepaper covers:  
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  • What is the current inflation situation in the UK?
  • What impact is inflation having on UK retail sales?
  • What tactics are businesses relying on to tackle the effects of high inflation?
  • How are consumers changing their behaviors to cope with the higher cost of living?
  • Which industry sectors are most vulnerable to reduced consumer demand?
  • How is the government responding to high inflation?
  • How long will high inflation last in the UK?
  • How can your company survive and thrive in a high inflation environment?
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