Drive in and pick up your shopping

PETER HAYZELDON HELPS OUT LUCY LOWE AT THE NEW TESCO DRIVE THROUGH IN BALDOCK, HERTS
PETER HAYZELDON HELPS OUT LUCY LOWE AT THE NEW TESCO DRIVE THROUGH IN BALDOCK, HERTS
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YOU’VE heard of drive-through restaurants – but how about a drive-through supermarket?

The Tesco store in Haydock last week became one of the first in the country to offer online customers the option to drive through and collect their groceries.

Run by the Tesco.com team, the service means local shoppers can order their shopping online and then pick it up at the Church Road supermarket – without having to leave their driving seat.

Ian Crook, Tesco.com’s 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 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 to their door.

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

Under the new system, customers can order their shopping on the Tesco.com website, choose the Click and Collect option and book a two-hour collection slot.

Shoppers can collect at any time inside this two-hour window and the charge for picking and packing these groceries starts from just £2.

Kemy Lassami, the Haydock store’s manager, said: “We’re very excited about offering this new drive-through service to our customers here in Haydock.

“I speak to customers every day about their shopping experience, and this new service will offer our customers even more choice in how they buy their shopping.

“Customers who are stretched for time can now buy the same great products, at the same great prices, without having to leave their car!”