For those living in the Western Isles of Scotland, online groceries are set to become a reality with Tesco after the grocer announced it will begin delivering to homes in the region for the first time today.
The service, which runs from Tuesday to Saturday, will create 29 jobs for local people and will come from the Tesco in the island’s capital Stornoway.
“We believe everyone should benefit from the best possible service wherever they live including the convenience of ordering their groceries online. At Tesco, we have been able to use unique assets of a nationwide stores and distribution network to create an online service for customers on Lewis,” said Simon Belsham, Managing Director of Tesco.com.
The company said it was looking at developing a Click & Collect grocery service on the Isle of Skye later this year.
Kevin Poke, Store Manager at Tesco Stornoway commented: “We’re really excited to be offering this new service. Lots of customers have told us that it’s going to make their weekly shop a lot more convenient, because they can have their groceries delivered at a time that suits them.”
Since launching in 1998, Tesco.com has delivered an impressive 170m grocery orders around the UK.