Tesco launches same day delivery nationwide

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Move over Amazon Fresh. Tesco has become the first retailer to offer same day grocery deliveries across the whole of the UK.

The retailer has extended its service - launched for London and the South East in 2014 - to more than 300 stores nationwide, covering 99 per cent of households. It claims this is the biggest reach of any retailer in the UK, stretching from the Shetland Islands in Scotland to Cornwall in south-west England.

Customers who order by 1pm will have their shopping delivered from 7pm onwards.

The new service is priced between £3 and £8, although for members of Tesco’s online delivery membership scheme, Delivery Saver, it will be free for a limited period.

Tesco said it had experienced an 18 per cent growth in demand for the service so far this year.

Adrian Letts, managing director of Tesco Online said: “Customers tell us they like getting their shopping delivered quickly and conveniently, and with our same day delivery service they can now order by lunch to get their shopping delivered for their evening meal.

“We’ve seen the service grow in popularity since we launched it in London and the South East so we’re really excited to be rolling it out to customers nationwide.”

Earlier this year Tesco also extended its same-day Click+Collect service to 300 locations across the UK.

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