// Screwfix to launch a trial delivering products to Bristol customers in as little as 30 minutes
// The DIY chain has partnered with delivery courier service Gophr
Screwfix is set to launch a trial which will see it deliver products to customers in as little as 30 minutes.
The DIY chain has partnered with delivery courier service Gophr to deliver products in Bristol.
While the trial is limited to the area, parent company Kingfisher has been looking to boost its last-mile delivery options.
Meanwhile, sister company B&Q has been leveraging its store estate, operating dark stores out of its “digital hubs” to offer next-day delivery.
B&Q also offers click-and-collect within an hour, while Screwfix offers the same service within one minute.
In March, Screwfix revealed plans to open more than 50 stores in the UK and Ireland this year, a move that would create around 600 new jobs.
Of the total new stores, 40 will be in the UK, creating up to 500 new jobs, while the remaining 10 stores planned in Ireland will create 100 new jobs.
The DIY retailer said the new roles will be in areas such as retail management, service assistants and supervisors and be created by the end of January next year.