A MAJOR supermarket has confirmed plans to deliver groceries to homes in York through a partnership with Deliveroo.

Deliveroo, the UK’s leading food delivery company, have expanded a trial to around 100 stores across the UK, as they sign a new, two-year contract with the country's second largest supermarket, Sainsbury's. 

It means that from today (April 13) customers in York can now order a range of Sainsbury’s products on Deliveroo for the first time.


Sainsbury's has stores at Monks Cross and Foss Bank, in York, as well as a host of smaller local convenience outlets around the city. 30% of the total UK population in Deliveroo zones can now access more than 1,000 products from Sainsbury’s and have them delivered in as little as 20 minutes.

The expansion includes 22 new stores in London with the remaining stores spread nationally. The trial was initially launched in 10 stores last November.

New locations include: Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Aberdeen and York.

Since the trial started, some of the most popular items that customers are ordering include healthy grocery products.

The top five products Deliveroo customers have been picking up from Sainsbury’s since November are:

• Sainsbury's Fairtrade Bananas

• Sainsbury's British Semi Skimmed Milk

• Sainsbury's Whole Cucumber

• By Sainsbury’s Medium Ripe & Ready Avocados

• Sainsbury's Woodland Free Range Large Eggs

Nigel Blunt, Director of eCommerce, Sainsbury’s said: “Working with Deliveroo has helped us offer home grocery deliveries to even more customers, bringing them a super-fast service when they need something in a hurry. We know how much Sainsbury’s customers value being able to shop for food as quickly and conveniently as possible and we’re delighted to be able to expand this service further.”

Eric French, Chief Marketplace Officer, Deliveroo said: “We are delighted to announce this expansion of our new partnership with Sainsbury’s, which has proved so popular with customers. Deliveroo’s on-demand grocery partnerships have proven vital for so many people during the pandemic, allowing families to get the food and household items they need and want quickly. We are excited to continue expanding this partnership in the weeks ahead and offer Sainsbury’s amazing products to even more customers across the UK.”