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Supermarket delivery, two words on everyone’s lips right now.
Remember when you thought you’d struck gold if you got a Glastonbury ticket? Or beating thousands in the phone queue for a Drake gig left you delirious for days?
Now it’s supermarket delivery slots that’ve become the single most sought-after item.
BUT don’t panic!
The big names are doing all they can to make sure the people who need them most can be sure of a slot and remember, there’s almost 100 local companies waiting to get goods to your doorstep so you’ll certainly not go hungry.
So, here’s how the main stores are dealing with their deliveries; and lovely Liverpool companies are providing all the essentials – and more – to keep your spirits up.
Sainsbury’s says they’re working with the government to prioritise the nation’s most vulnerable people for supermarket delivery. Elderly customers DO still have access to available slots and the supermarket says they’re doing their very best to offer delivery slots to as many people as possible: “And we would urge everyone to keep trying.”
As of Wednesday, March 25, Sainsbury’s had proactively contacted 270,000 customers who had already given them information that meant they could identify them as elderly or vulnerable, and also booked slots for 115,000 elderly and vulnerable customers.
Purchases of grocery products are limited to a maximum of three of each item and a maximum of two on the most popular products including toilet paper, soap and UHT milk.
Call: 0800 328 1700
In order to reach more customers, with more deliveries, Tesco is limiting the number of items shoppers can put in their online shopping basket to 80.
By introducing the new limit, it says it can get more orders onto each van, allowing them to release significantly more delivery slots over the coming weeks as part of its efforts to ensure all customers can get the essentials they need.
This is in addition to the limits of 3 items per product already in place online and in store.
To free up slots for more vulnerable people it’s asking those who can more safely go into stores to do so, and it is prioritising slots for people identified by the government as vulnerable and who don’t have their own support network.
Morisons is expanding home delivery and introducing new ways of delivering groceries and more slots for customers, which it says will also help vulnerable people and those affected by the virus. That includes:
* A new range of simple-to-order food parcels, including options for vegetarians.
* Making more delivery slots available to customers both through Morrisons.com (it now has a wait system) and the Morrisons Store on Amazon Prime Now. And it says it will use 100 more stores to pick customers’ shopping over the next weeks.
* Launching a customer call centre for orders to be taken over the phone so that people who do not shop online can still order food. That should be released by the end of this week.
* It’s recruiting 2,500 pickers and drivers to support expanded home deliver.
Asda says delivery times vary depending on which store or depot your order is coming from and its four-week period for advanced booking slots remains unchanged.
Any products across food, health and hygiene are limited to 3 per person.
All deliveries are contactless and it has reinstated the use of plastic bags for hygiene reasons.
It is also working with the government to identify the most vulnerable so it can offer them priority delivery slots.
Stores around the city and region are setting up delivery services all the time so you can get everything you need to keep you fed and happy throughout the Coronavirus crisis.
The Guide Liverpool has teamed up with Independent Liverpool and Liverpool BID Company to create a directory of everyone who’s doing their bit to support the city and you while we stay home, and stay safe to get coronavirus under control.
There’s already over 100 business on the list with every from food and drink, and music to houseplants to stimulate your creativity and help you cheer up the house.
So keep calm, and carry on what you’re doing with help from some of these:
Delivering from today, Matta’s in Bold Street are making our mouths water already with the selection of spices, pulses, dried foods and more on offer.
There’s a full list of what they have to offer on their website – and there’s even recipe suggestions so why not try something new while you’ve got the time…
The minimum order for all deliveries is £25, and delivery is within a 7 mile radius from the store.
Each delivery carries a charge of £5 to cover fuel costs and pament is by phone only via 0151 709 3031 or 07365 385 485.
No frozen goods by delivery and chilled only within a 2 mile radius.
They aim to deliver the next day for orders received by 2pm the previous day.
All orders via: Facebook, Messenger, Email: [email protected] and text: 07365 385 485.
Liverpool Independent Delivered Services – and what a great idea!
Launched by Liverpool Chef Dave Critchley from Luban restaurant in the Cains Brewery it is joining together.
The service brings together some of the industry’s leading producers and fresh food suppliers has been set up to offer families a high-quality delivery service of essential fresh foods from meat from McKuhen’s Butchers in Speke, to fruit and veg from Liverpool Produce to cheese from Liverpool Cheese Company and, oh so much more…
There’s a full list of who’s supporting it and what they provide.
Just because we are on lockdown doesn’t mean we have to ditch the treats. Laura’s Little Bakery is doing great work delivering cupcakes, brownies, cookie dough and more around our city. You can even donate a care box full of treats to the NHS too.
The shop may be closed but you can still shop online to cheer yourself up with some of your favourite tunes.
The Smithdown Road store sells new and used indie, emo, punk, soul, hip-hop and classics.
If ever there was a time to treat yourself, this is it!
From a host of fabulous cheesecakes, to drizzle cakes, tarts and sticky toffee puds, there’s a complete list of heavenly desserts to treat yourself along with prices on the website.
All you have to do it order, sit and salivate!
A third-generation family firm based in Prescot Road, it supplies wholesale, retail, catering and fish frying sectors – and now you!
It has added direct customer delivery to its services, and you can net everything from monkfish to mullet, trout to turbot and salmon to snapper and more.
Email [email protected] or phone 0151 228 5968.
How cheery is this? The School lane company can’t open the shop but it’s still open with a range of contemporary fresh houseplants that it will now deliver to your door!
Just go online to choose, and all orders made before 11am, Monday to Thursday, will be delivered next day.
And, as a gesture of goodwill in these trying times, if you add the code, Root-Houseplants at checkout, delivery is free.
Baby E in Dale Street is putting together hampers with all the essentials you need from milk, eggs, cheese, chicken, veg and more, all of which it will deliver fresh to your door, along with loads of other lovely goodies.
So you see, your city is looking after you.
Find out about these and all of the other deliveries you can now enjoy at
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