Tesco to trial fast-delivery service Gorillas


Tesco PLC (LSE:TSCO) has announced a pilot with rapid-delivery startup Gorillas to trial the service on its customers.

As of Thursday, Tesco products will be available to purchase on the Gorillas app and delivered to customers in a selected area.

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The partnership will see Gorillas set up micro-fulfilment sites at five large Tesco stores, where they will pick, pack and deliver to customers in as little as ten minutes.

The first micro-fulfilment site will use excess warehouse space within the Thornton Heath Tesco store and stock a selection of around 2,000 products.

The FTSE 100 grocer is the largest online food retailer in the UK, delivering to 99.8% of UK postcodes and with over 400 Click & Collect locations.

This year it rolled out Tesco Whoosh, a 60-minute grocery delivery service, to around 50 Express stores and now expects to reach 100 stores by the end of the year.

“We’re thrilled to be announcing this first-of-its-kind commercial and real estate partnership with Tesco,” said Adrian Frenzel, chief operating officer at Gorillas.

Shares were flat at 272.55p on Thursday at lunchtime.


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