Tesco expands rapid delivery service to half of its c-stores  


Tesco said it has surpassed its own target for the rollout of its rapid delivery service Whoosh, which is now available from 1,000 Express stores. 

Launched in May 2021, the service now covers half of Tesco’s estate of Express convenience stores across the UK.  

The supermarket had set a target to offer Whoosh from 800 of its stores by the end of February 2023. 

The Hammersmith Olympia Express store in London became the 1,000th Tesco Express to offer rapid grocery delivery to the door when it launched recently. 

Whoosh offers customers the chance to order food or snacks from a curated list of 2,500 to 4,500 essential products in as little as 30 minutes, with delivery set at £2.99 for orders that cost £15 or more. 

“Our Whoosh service is rolling out at a rapid pace, opening in two Express stores a day on average this year. We’ve beaten our own target and we are seeing growing evidence that customers love the quality, speed and convenience of the service,” Greg Bertrand, head of Whoosh, said. 

“We are getting faster, and our availability is at a consistently high level. Whether it is a missing ingredient as you start to prepare a meal or ordering a Finest meal deal to eat that night, Whoosh can quickly come to the rescue.”