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Spar UK has signed a new partnership deal with Deliveroo covering all 2,160 Spar stores in England, Scotland and Wales.

The partnership gives Spar stores the opportunity to meet rising consumer demand for on-demand delivery with Deliveroo customers having access to around 2,000 food and drink products from participating Spar stores, delivered to their door in as little as 20 minutes.

This week products from 66 Spar stores are available from Deliveroo, and the ambition is for as many independent and company owned stores as possible to join.

Spar’s southwest regional wholesaler, Appleby Westward, has the roll-out under way and already has 50 stores available on Deliveroo.

Spar UK strategy and operations director Lee Johnson said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Deliveroo.

“This deal will enable Spar stores to continue their rapid expansion into on-demand delivery. Local communities are at the heart of Spar and our mission is to provide shoppers with choice and access to essential items.

“During the years of the pandemic, Spar stores around the UK extended their service to communities by providing a variety of e-commerce delivery and call & collect solutions to local consumers. We are looking to accelerate this trend and cater to even more customers in the vicinity of Spar stores by partnering with Deliveroo.

“Our partnership with Deliveroo will enable us to reach more customers, meet their ever-changing shopping habits and drive significant revenue uplift for stores. As our visibility on the Deliveroo platform grows, so will the opportunity for us to differentiate from our competitors.”

Carlo Mocci, chief business officer UK&I, Deliveroo said: “Spar is a familiar and welcome sight in many local neighbourhoods and this partnership brings even more choice and convenience to people’s doorsteps. Deliveroo customers can choose from a huge range of groceries, food, little luxuries and daily essentials and Spar is a welcome addition for households across the UK.”