The Co-op and Snappy Shopper have teamed up to introduce a local store-to-door trial in Northern Ireland, in a move to expand access to the convenience retailer’s online grocery delivery service.
It first launched from Co-op’s Shankill Road store in Belfast and has now been extended to its Kings Road store in Gilnahirk.
The trial forms part of the Co-op’s approach to grow its online offer, with a focus on convenient and fast delivery of fresh orders picked from local stores to the community.
George Hayworth head of online development at the Co-op said: “Working with Snappy Shopper fits with our quick and convenient approach to ecommerce - a model which sees products picked fresh in the local store, so the high street store benefits from increased online demand. We continually look for new ways to expand and grow our online offer, and are pleased to launch a trial with Snappy Shopper to provide increased customer choice and access to our products -serving our member-owners and customers close to our stores with what they want and need, when and where they need it.”
Mike Callachan chief executive of Snappy Shopper explained that expanding into Northern Ireland with Co-op marks the next step in its q-commerce strategy: “Supporting retailers to drive sales with our seamless technology, and helping consumers with convenient access to groceries. Working with retailers such as Co-op provides shoppers with even more choice when it comes to home delivery solutions.”