Shop online but collect in supermarket

SHOPPERS in Alfreton can now order their food online and collect it rather than waiting for a home delivery.

Tesco has launched the new ‘Click & Collect’ service with a special collection desk at their Hall Street store.

Ian Crook, marketing director, said: “We believe this will be especially popular with busy mums who have the school run and children’s activities to manage.

“It offers a convenient solution to parents who want to avoid the challenge of shopping in a busy store with children in tow but can’t afford the time to stay in for the shopping to arrive at their door.

“We also expect it to help young professionals who want all the convenience of a pre-picked and packed shop but who cannot commit to waiting at home for delivery. They can collect their food shopping on the way home from work or at any other time that suits them during our extensive collection hours.”

Customers visit the collection point in store to show staff their shopping reference details. Staff will bring out their shopping, take it to their car and the shopping is then packed into the boot.

Local schoolchildren are also being asked to design artwork for a special jute shopping bag to help promote the new Click & Collect service.

Store manager Paul Dickinson said: “We are very excited to be able to offer this new service. I speak to them every day about their shopping experience and this new collection service will now offer even more choice in how they buy their shopping.”

Customers who would like help placing their first order can call 0845 0700811.