OSWESTRY'S Co-op branch will be able to host a bigger online shop, thanks to teaming up with home delivery specialists, Zoom 1Hr Delivery, to increase the number of delivery slots available for shoppers in Wales and Welsh/English border towns.

The retailer will ramp-up its online home delivery offer – including smaller towns and rural communities – with the new partnership going live in more than 50 towns and cities in Wales and along the Welsh/English border this month (November).

Orders are placed through coop.co.uk/shop with items picked from Co-op’s local stores and delivered on behalf of Co-op by Zoom up to four kilometres in as little as one hour – slots can also be booked up to seven days in advance.

Matt Arrigonie, Co-op’s online operations manager, said: “We continue to look for new ways to innovate and expand access to our products and services to deliver a truly compelling offer for consumers.

"By collaborating with partners we can offer further availability, flexibility and choice to meet community shopping needs for on-demand convenience. Offering quality and value quickly, easily and conveniently is core to Co-op’s approach – delivering what our members and customers want, when and where they need it.”

Kevin Williams, managing director, Zoom 1HR Delivery, added: “We’re delighted to become a delivery partner for Co-op, initially working closely with 50 of its stores from this month and we look forward to the roll-out of further stores.

"These are challenging times, and more people have turned to placing orders online for quick, safe, convenient deliveries.

"Our experience over the last four years has seen us perfect the delivery service model in rural areas, and we believe this is a great fit with Co-op’s work to support its communities and to further grow home delivery capabilities to meet consumer needs and demand for online convenience – we can’t wait to safely deliver Co-op products to its Members and customers.”

More information about the Co-op is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk

For more information about Zoom 1Hr Delivery and to apply for delivery driver opportunities, visit: www.zoom1hr.co.uk