Grocery startup rides the home delivery upwave

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A grocery delivery service is expanding into new regions across the UK thanks to growing demand sparked by Lockdown and the fact that large supermarkets are struggling to meet demand.

Grocemania launched in February last year with an app and online platform that allows consumers to buy groceries from local stores and have them delivered in one hour.

Same-day deliveries are already available in London, Brighton and Bristol. But will launching in Newcastle later this month with further expansion into Manchester and Birmingham planned for July.

Askar Bulegenov
Askar Bulegenov: huge growth

It is one of a number of success stories that are emerging every day from SMEs who are bucking economic trends by seizing in new opportunities.

Fledgling car dealership heycar, for example who have been successfully tracking a new breed of Lockdown browsers using their home time to plan heir next car purchase or any of a number of other food companies thriving rather than surviving.

The foodtech startup, which also offers nationwide next-day delivery on fresh produce boxes from New Covent Garden Market, has partnered with hundreds of stores across the UK, working with the likes of Budgens, Nisa, Londis and Costcutter, as well as independent retailers.

Askar Bulegenov, founder and director feels services like his are filling the gap laft by large grocery chains but helping to support local and independent businesses by generate revenue.

We’re helping to connect the consumer to the high street during the lockdown

“The food delivery sector has seen huge growth over recent years, and the onset of the pandemic has further accelerated this trend,” he said. “However, with large supermarkets unable to meet soaring demand for home deliveries, consumers across the UK – particularly vulnerable people and NHS staff – need more options.

“Grocemania is answering the call. We are supporting both local businesses and the British public by making hundreds of grocery deliveries every day. What’s more, we’re delighted to be expanding our fast, convenient grocery delivery services into new regions across the UK, helping to connect the consumer to the high street during the lockdown.”