DIA, Carrefour, Morrisons reveal new approaches to sell groceries online

Wednesday 1 April 2020 11:39 CET | News

European grocers have find new channels and formats to reach customers as they are inundated with orders amidst the coronavirus pandemic.


In France, Carrefour has launched a new ‘essentials’ delivery service in the Paris area, called Les Essentials Carrefour. The baskets are set at a maximum price of EUR 5 per day per person and consist of basic foodstuffs such as rice, pasta, and milk. There are also larger weekly subscription boxes available.

In Spain, supermarket group DIA is partnering with on-demand shopping app Glovo and converting its stores to warehouses. The company has now converted 11 of its stores into areas for preparing online orders and hired an additional 1000 people as pickers and delivery drivers. In addition, DIA is working with Glovo, to add a new channel for distributing orders. The service will be available either through DIA’s site or Glovo’s app. 

In the UK, Morrisons has teamed up with DPD to ship a food box offering GBP 30 worth of basic, everyday groceries with a GBP 5 delivery charge and next-day delivery available at no extra cost. Customers can order two boxes per order.

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Keywords: DIA, Carrefour, online selling, groceries, UK, France, Spain, Morrisons, delivery, coronavirus
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: France, Spain, United Kingdom
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