The logo of Amazon is seen at the company’s distribution centre in Boves, France, on January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. online retailer Amazon and the Uk supermarket chain Morrison’s, the expansion of their “Morrison on Amazon’s” same-day online grocery delivery service to more cities in the united Kingdom.
The service, which is currently available for Amazon Prime Now, customers in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and parts of London, it will be rolled out to Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield and Portsmouth, and this year, the companies said on Thursday.
It allows Amazon Prime customers to provide a complete And shop is online, then picked at a local store, and shipped by Amazon, with the option of delivery to within an hour of the order has to be placed in certain locations.
The service will be extended to include more Uk towns and cities now and in the future, the companies said.
Morrisons, Britain’s fourth-largest food retailer behind Walmart’s Asda, Sainsbury’s and market leader Tesco is also offering the food in a wholesale deal on Amazon’s “Hot” and a “Pantry” convenience store has them.
The US online giant has gradually food on offer in the Uk, according to market researchers Kantar Worldpanel, the market share is still less than 1%.
Shares in Morrisons were up 1.5%, higher than a weak sector, following a trading update from Tesco on the other hand, showed that the revenue growth rate to slow down. Tesco’s shares are down 2%, while Sainsbury’s was down 0.5%.
Jefferies analyst James Grzinic said that, in view of the urban skew and is the Prime Now, customers in the tie-up could provide an opportunity for Morrisons to increase sales in parts of the united Kingdom, where it is to be under-represented.
Editing by Jane Merriman; Editing by Mark Potter