Desperate Britons are attempting to get their hands on delivery slots from the UK’s major supermarkets. With the huge impact of coronavirus in the UK, what does this mean for hungry Britons needing to stock their fridge?
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Where can you get the earliest home delivery slots?
Tragically, Sainsbury’s has announced it will not have enough slots to service all the elderly, disabled or vulnerable Britons contacting them. As these people have priority over the slots, there are no slots available for others.
The supermarket is urging those who can get to the shop to do so.
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Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe said: “We are working hard to increase our online capacity and we are adding more slots in every day. But it is not possible for us to create enough slots to meet the current level of demand.”
The supermarket boss urged members of the public to help elderly and vulnerable neighbours by shopping for them.
He said: “We are seeing communities come together to work on this issue.
“We know that many people who are able to come into a store to shop are also shopping for others who can’t access food online or get to a shop.
“We want to encourage and support this. If everyone who shops in store also shops for a person who is less able, it will go a long way towards getting food to everyone who needs it.”
Asda has sold out on online delivery slots up until April 14. Slots for the following weeks have yet to be released.
The supermarket is also urging those who can to come in to store and take up delivery slots others may need more.
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Tesco’s next delivery slot is April 14. Like most other retailers is it asking those who are well to come into the store to leave delivery for the elderly, disabled and those more vulnerable to contracting the disease.
However, only existing online customers can currently use the service.
Waitrose is no longer offering delivery slot bookings.
However, if you have a slot already you may add to it.
Ocado is only offering slots to existing customers. Even then, those customers are waiting in queues of up to 9,000 to just to log in.
For existing customers the slots are 11 days away.
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Marks and Spencer
M&S has teamed up with Deliveroo to offer groceries.
A range of around 60 products can be delivered to homes in 30 minutes, the store claims.
This includes M&S 100 percent Orange Juice Smooth 1L, M&S 12″ Stone Baked Cheese & Tomato Pizza, M&S 4 Pint Semi Skimmed Milk, M&S Super Seed Loaf 800g, and the M&S Chilli & Rice Meal.
Currently there are no available slots on the Morrisons website.
Express.co.uk spoke with vulnerable Britons who are desperate for a delivery.
One such customer, 59, who suffers from Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COAD), brochitis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and uses an electric wheelchair told Express.co.uk: “Rheumatoid arthritis has taken my knuckles so I can’t use my hands. I have nobody to help, no family, no friends. My next door neighbours are both 80 with bad illness themselves.
“I have rang 0800 328 1700 to get help from Sainsbury’s from 8am to 8pm for four days.
“I have also been looking online to put order in for then next day coming on but slots are full, this is everyday.”
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