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Deliveroo Sees Huge Growth In On-Demand Grocery Deliveries in Ireland

Published on Oct 14 2020 5:35 AM in Technology tagged: Featured Post / Aldi / Spar / Deliveroo

Deliveroo Sees Huge Growth In On-Demand Grocery Deliveries in Ireland

Following the launch of recent partnerships with a number of convenience and grocery stores, Deliveroo said that it has seen a 39% increase in on-demand grocery deliveries between June and September.

Customers are able to order via the Deliveroo website or app as normal and can expect their food to be delivered by a Deliveroo rider within 30 minutes.

There has also been a rise in the number of on-demand convenience and grocery outlets partnering with Deliveroo in recent months.

Dublin in particular saw 45 grocery retail outlets initially partner with the brand in April, with an increase to 60 by September.

Aldi’s On-Demand Delivery

Most notable is the launch of Aldi’s on-demand delivery service through Deliveroo, the company said.

The service was initially available from two of Aldi’s Dublin stores in June, East Wall and Terenure, covering Dublin City Centre as well as South Dublin.

The service has since expanded to three more counties, namely Cork, Galway and Meath, and nine stores in total following a fantastic customer response.

Deliveroo said that this now ensures customers across Dublin City Centre, South Dublin, West Dublin, Meath, Cork City and Galway City have access to essential items from Aldi on-demand to their doorstep.

Commenting, Niall O’Connor, managing director, Aldi Group said: “We are very pleased with customers' response to our partnership with Deliveroo and delighted to have been able to expand our product range and geographical reach in such a short period of time."

"The significant increase in demand shows Deliveroo is a valuable service for many, including those who may be vulnerable or self-isolating at home," he added.

Top Five On-Demand Grocery Items

Since first launching on-demand partnerships with convenience stores in early 2020, Deliveroo has seen a wide variety of orders from drinks to Ireland’s beloved chicken fillet roll.

The top five most popular on-demand grocery items ordered through the app to date have been:

  1. Cork’s Best Breakfast Roll, Herlihy’s (Cork)
  2. The Juice Company Smooth Orange Juice 1L, Aldi (Dublin, Galway, Cork)
  3. Clonbawn Fresh Milk 1L, Aldi  (Dublin, Galway, Cork)
  4. Chicken Fillet Roll with 2 Salads and 1 Can of Coke, Mace (Dublin)
  5. Chicken Fillet Baguette, Spar Deli (Dublin)

Ajay Lakhwani, vice president of New Business, Deliveroo said: “Our goal has been  to make it easier for customers to get access to day-to-day food  quickly during lockdown."

"Customers have continued to embrace on-demand convenience  as the country grapples with the new normal, showing a need for fast delivery of household items," he added.

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