Now at Tesco: Drive-Through Grocery Pickup
When Nikki Dye tired of supermarket queues, she tried having her groceries delivered, but that meant committing to being at home for a two-hour delivery window. Now, she’s switched to a service where she can order online and then collect her groceries from a local store.
“It’s so quick,” the 25-year-old working mother said as Tesco Plc (TSCO) staff at the store in the southern English town of Harlow loaded her car trunk with goods costing 80 pounds ($127).
With same-store sales falling, Tesco is betting it can get a lift from shoppers like Dye by tripling the number of outlets offering what it calls click and collect. The chain’s leading share of the U.K. grocery market shrunk to a seven-year low this year as more Britons chose upscale competitors such as Waitrose Ltd. or discounters like Iceland Foods Ltd. and Aldi. Bloomberg – Read more…