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Aldi ends Deliveroo deliveries as UK return to stores

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Aldi is ditching grocery deliveries via Deliveroo to focus on its own home shopping service as consumers return to stores in greater numbers. About 100 of the German retailer’s 950 UK stores offered grocery orders and...

Online grocer Farmdrop goes bust and cancels Christmas deliveries

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The online ethical grocer Farmdrop has gone out of business a week before Christmas, leaving hundreds of customers who had ordered turkeys, geese and other festive food scrambling to find alternatives. The company con...

Foreign lorry drivers to be allowed to make more UK deliveries

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Foreign lorry drivers will be able to make an unlimited number of pick-ups and drop-offs in a fixed period in the UK under changes to rules proposed by the government to prevent shortages of products in the run-up to ...

BP rations petrol and diesel deliveries to its service stations

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BP is rationing deliveries of petrol and diesel to its UK network of 1,200 service stations, as the oil giant became the latest firm to warn that the national shortage of HGV drivers is disrupting its business. The Gu...

Yodel workers to strike, threatening M&S, Aldi and Very deliveries

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Delivery group Yodel is set to face strike action after 250 of its couriers voted to protest over pay and conditions, potentially adding to disruption caused by lorry driver shortages. The dispute, which could affect ...

Wetherspoon’s short on some beers as Brexit affects deliveries

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The pub chain Wetherspoon’s is experiencing shortages of some beer brands, including Carling, Coors and Heineken, amid a Brexit-induced shortage of delivery drivers and industrial action. Parent company JD Wetherspoon...

From a villa of bees to a £7 onion: online deliveries take a strange turn

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Most online deliveries do not come with a health warning from the delivery driver but David Smith received one from a relieved courier who, on handing over Smith’s buzzing box, suggested the bees inside were “a bit an...

Home deliveries: tell us about the most unusual things you have ordered

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Food and grocery delivery services like Deliveroo, Just Eat, Getir, Weezy and Gorillas have become ever more popular during the pandemic. We would like to hear about the most unusual thing you have ordered. Perhaps it...

‘We are democratising the right to laziness’: the rise of on-demand grocery deliveries

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One Friday afternoon in May, Glenn Cobane, 40, who lives with his wife and two cats in Salford, did some grocery shopping: a loaf of bread, bananas, an avocado, cat food, chocolate brownies and some cans of beer. Rath...

Ocado looks to ‘kerb-to-kitchen’ robot deliveries in £10m Oxbotica deal

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Ocado has invested £10m in a self-driving vehicles company to drive its ambition to make autonomous grocery deliveries and develop “kerb-to-kitchen robots” to drop off shopping in homes. The online grocer, which has p...

Blow to US vaccination campaign as J&J ‘one-shot’ vaccine deliveries plummet

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US deliveries of the “one-shot” Johnson and Johnson vaccine are set to drop by 85% next week, in a setback to the government’s vaccination campaign. The Biden administration has allocated just 700,000 J&J doses t...