Waitrose creates up to 400 jobs with new Deliveroo deal Business News

Waitrose’s partnership with Deliveroo will be expanded after a “successful” trial, an initiative that will create up to 400 jobs across the country.

The supermarket chain said it would expand the service nearly four times in as many locations, increasing the number of Waitrose outlets on Deliveroo from 110 to 150 in response to positive demand.

Owned by John Lewis Partnership, Waitrose has rapidly expanded its online delivery capabilities over the past year as the pandemic skyrockets demand for delivery services. He also ended his long partnership with Ocado.

The channel said it would have expanded to these 150 new locations by “the end of the summer” and would be able to serve around 13 million people.

Customers ordering on Deliveroo will be able to order from a range of between 750 and 1,000 products, which will arrive at their doorstep in just 20 minutes, he said.

The partnership began last September as a five-store trial, which has expanded to 40 locations.

The latest move will create up to 400 Waitrose roles to process orders ready to be picked up and delivered by Deliveroo.

James Bailey, Executive Director of Waitrose, said: “We have grown our online business at the pace of the past year, meeting the huge demand for online groceries and providing more choices as to when and where. the way people want to shop with us.

“We know convenience is essential for many of our customers, and expanding service with Deliveroo will play a vital role in helping us make Waitrose food more convenient than ever.”

Carlo Mocci, UK & Ireland Commercial Director at Deliveroo, said: “We are delighted to announce a two-year partnership with Waitrose, alongside a nationwide expansion to 150 stores.

“Waitrose is one of the UK’s most respected and trusted companies and we are proud to extend the extremely popular Waitrose service on Deliveroo.

“As we grow across the country, this partnership will mean more choice and selection for our customers, delivered in as little as 20 minutes, and create even more work for cyclists across the UK. United.”

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This notice was published: 2021-04-27 16:25:13