Grocery delivery service Grocemania is expanding into new regions across the UK amidst huge demand during the coronavirus lockdown.
Launched in February 2019, Grocemania’s app and online platform allows consumers to buy groceries from local stores and have them delivered within as little as one hour.
Same-day deliveries are already available in London, Brighton and Bristol. Grocemania will launching in Newcastle later in May, with further expansion into Manchester and Birmingham will be completed by July 2020.
Grocemania also offers nationwide next-day delivery on fresh produce boxes from New Covent Garden Market.
The foodtech startup has partnered with hundreds of stores across the UK, working with the likes of Budgens, Nisa, Londis and Costcutter, as well as independent retailers.
There is no minimum spend on orders. It charges a fixed delivery fee of £4.50 on orders under £10; £2.50 on orders between £10 and £30; and free delivery for orders over £30.
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With large supermarkets failing to meet the huge demand for home deliveries during the lockdown, services like those provided by Grocemania have become vitally important. Furthermore, the foodtech startup is helping to support local and independent businesses by enabling them to easily generate revenue by offering delivery services.
Askar Bulegenov, founder and director of Grocemania, said: “The food delivery sector has seen huge growth over recent years, and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated this trend. However, with large supermarkets unable to meet soaring demand for home deliveries, consumers across the UK – particularly vulnerable people and NHS staff – need more options.
“Grocemania is answering the call. We are supporting both local businesses and the British public by making hundreds of grocery deliveries every day. What’s more, we’re delighted to be expanding our fast, convenient grocery delivery services into new regions across the UK, helping to connect the consumer to the high street during the lockdown.”