Amazon & Co-op sign a new grocery delivery deal in UK 

Amazon & Co-op

Amazon & Co-op supermarket is collaborating in the UK. Now, it is adding a range of groceries from the supermarket to its food delivery options. Amazon is also in talks for a similar deal with Morrisons.   

Co-op, the sixth-largest grocer in the UK, also expanded its business with a different plan that makes emissions-free robot deliveries. This plan extends to further five towns and cities in the UK.   

In Co-op’s statement, they mentioned that they had agreed on a deal where its prime customers can order same-day delivery of their groceries via the Amazon website. The service is being rolled out first to the Co-op stores around Glasgow.   

The two companies aim to make this service available across the UK by the end of the year. The ‘Co-op on Amazon’ service is profitable to Amazon as Co-op operates more than 2,600 convenience stores across the country.  

Amazon has also entered into a deal with Morrisons. In the Wm Morrisons Supermarket’s interim results last week, it stated that now they are expanding. Its service ‘Morrisons on Amazon’ has grown to over 60 towns and cities. This covers around 60% of the British population. It also accounts for 10% of sales in most of the stores offering the service.  

Meanwhile, Co-op also said about its partnership with Starship Technologies. This partnership ensures the robot deliveries extending to five more cities. Co-op first launched this service in Milton Keynes in 2018. Last year, they started it in Northampton. This service allows the shoppers to choose from over 3,000 groceries to be delivered in less than 20 minutes.   

Now, Co-op has reported financial results for the first half of the year. The sales shrunk to 3.2% to £5.2 billion in comparison with last year. The lockdowns favoured its local convenience stores, with pre-tax profit plunging 38% to £44 million.  

Meanwhile, Co-op also said about its partnership with the Starship Technologies. This partnership ensures the robot deliveries extending to five more cities. This service was first launched in Milton Keynes in 2018. Last year, it was also launched in Northampton. This service allows the shoppers to choose from over 3,000 groceries to be delivered in as less as 20 minutes.  

Now, Co-op has reported financial results for the first half of the year. The sales shrunk to 3.2% to £5.2 billion in comparison with last year. The lockdowns favoured its local convenience stores, with pre-tax profit plunging 38% to £44 million. 

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