Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Supermarket applies to take 24 hour deliveries

A SUPERMARKET in Henley wants to start taking deliveries 24 hours a day.

Tesco has applied to South Oxfordshire District Council to remove a condition that means deliveries can only be made to the store off Reading Road between 6am and 11pm.

In a covering letter, Keith Metcalfe, from the company’s agent Sharps Redmore, said: “The current delivery restriction is severely limiting the availability of fresh produce to home shopping customers.

“In the competitive market that superstores operate, Tesco requires more time to get the goods from the store’s warehouse area on to the shop floor to meet customer demand for milk, bread and fresh fruit and vegetables and generally to replenish stock levels, especially first thing in the morning before it opens. The timing of deliveries is important to ensure that movement of goods, staff and customers through the store is optimised.

“This approach can seek to ensure that stock is replenished effectively and in a manner which allows the customer experience to be maximised.

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