People in two towns in Cornwall will be able to get grocery shopping delivered in as little as 20 minutes following a new partnership.

Spar UK has signed a deal with Deliveroo, making the partnershi

p available to all 2,160 of its stores in England, Scotland and Wales should owners take it up.

Two stores in Cornwall are already live with the service, which will see Deliveroo delivering a range of around 2,000 items from Spar stores, direct to customers.

In Falmouth the Market Strand Spar is offering the delivery service, with St Austell the other shop in Cornwall.

A Spar spokesperson said: "The partnership gives Spar stores the opportunity to meet rising consumer demand for on-demand delivery, with Deliveroo customers having access to around 2,000 food and drink products from participating stores."

They added that it was a choice for each store owner whether to take up the partnership, but that there had been "great enthusiasm and take up in the south west to date."


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Lee Johnson, Spar UK strategy and operations director, said: “This deal will enable Spar stores to continue their rapid expansion into on-demand delivery. Local communities are at the heart of Spar and our mission is to provide shoppers with choice and access to essential items.

“During the years of the pandemic, SPAR stores around the UK extended their service to communities by providing a variety of e-commerce delivery and call and collect solutions to local consumers. We are looking to accelerate this trend and cater to even more customers in the vicinity of Spar stores by partnering with Deliveroo."

“Our partnership with Deliveroo will enable us to reach more customers, meet their ever-changing shopping habits and drive significant revenue uplift for stores. As our visibility on the Deliveroo platform grows, so will the opportunity for us to differentiate from our competitors,” he added.

Customers can order items via the Deliveroo website and there is a £2.99 delivery charge.

Deliveroo already offers a similar service in Falmouth with Co-op at Boslowick, as well as food from a number of the town's takeaways and restaurants.