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Huntington School to host supermarket Click & Collect service
PARENTS in York are to be the first in the country to try a new way of shopping after supermarket giant Tesco picked one of the city’s schools to host a new service.
The partnership between Tesco and Huntington School will see a new addition to the daily school run routine.
After packing up the kids, then hauling them out of the car with PE kits, lunch boxes, and homework, parents will now be able to pick up the groceries at the school gates.
Tesco has selected the secondary school as one of three locations in York to host an extension of the store’s Click & Collect scheme.
Normally shoppers using the service can order online before picking up their shopping in store at outlets such as York Extra. But customers will now be able to collect their bags from Huntington School, Monk Bar and Grimston Bar. The groceries from the Clifton store will be delivered to the pick-up points in a refrigerated van.
Pupils at Huntington School are aiming to design artwork for a special jute shopping bag to help promote the new Click & Collect service with a top prize of a £1,000 community donation for their school. The bags will be distributed at the school and in the local community in the run-up to Christmas.
A school spokesman said: “We are delighted to be taking part in the new Click & Collect trial as we believe it offers the community a fantastic service and makes grocery shopping even more convenient.”
Coun Dave Merrett, cabinet member for transport, planning and sustainability at City of York Council, said he was delighted by the move. “More than four million passenger journeys take place on York’s five Park&Rides a year and we’re supportive of any new service which will provide commuters, including 200,000 residents and 7.2 million tourists, with an even better experience as they travel in York.”
The new service, which is run by the tesco.com team, will see deliveries at specific times at the three new locations.
Simon Belsham, tesco.com managing director of grocery home shopping, said: “Customers up and down the country already love using Click & Collect because they can do their shopping trip in a matter of minutes, even with the whole family in tow.
“We think customers are really going to like the extension to the service because it makes things even more convenient for them and it means they can fit their shopping in around their lifestyles.”
The move is the second time York has been picked for a national first by a supermarket chain. Last week Asda launched its 3D printing service at its store in Monks Cross.
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