Personalised online grocery delivery provider Buymie is expanding into the UK with an agreement with grocery store the Co-op.

Bristol has been chosen as the first city in the UK to trial the new service.

The service sits alongside Co-op’s own same day online delivery offer and dedicated online shop, coop.co.uk/shop, which the convenience retailer expects to be available from 650 stores in communities across the UK by the end of 2020.

Co-op customers using the Buymie app can choose from around 4,000 products, with no limit on overall basket size. In addition to deliveries being made in as little as one hour, 60 minute slots can be selected up to seven days in advance.

Users of Buymie’s app can select a grocery store, then the products they wish to purchase, and lastly select a delivery slot. Buymie customers have no limitation on basket size. A personal shopper is then appointed.

In Ireland, Buymie expects to create 200 personal shopping jobs over the next six months including 30 drivers recently hired due to increased demand on the service during COVID 19 restrictions.

Devan Hughes, CEO and co-founder of Buymie, added: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be announcing our official launch into the UK, with our flagship retail partner the Co-op. This marks Buymie’s first international expansion and a major milestone for the business as we expand rapidly in Ireland. 2020/21 will see rapid expansion the same day-delivery channel as consumers confront a new reality for the foreseeable future.”

The move is the first partnership in the UK for Ireland-based Buymie, whose mobile app allows customers to book same-day, tailored grocery deliveries straight to their front door.

The same-day delivery service will now be available to over 200,000 households across Bristol and its surrounding suburban area.

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