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

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Corporations are arising everywhere in the UK promising to ship no matter you need in as little as 10 minutes. However what might we lose by by no means coming out for milk once more?

One Friday afternoon in Might, Glenn Cobane, 40, who lives together with his spouse and two cats in Salford, did some grocery buying: a loaf of bread, bananas, an avocado, cat meals, chocolate brownies and a few cans of beer. Somewhat than going to a close-by nook store or strolling a mile to the massive Tesco Additional, he purchased the food and drinks from a brand new app referred to as Weezy. He positioned the order at 2.19pm. “I simply despatched the order, typed an e mail after which it arrived.” he says. It's now 2.27pm, and I’m standing on his doorstep beside the courier.

“That is the third or fourth time I’ve used them up to now fortnight,” Cobane says. The Weezy supply rider may need shaved a couple of minutes off the mile-long journey from the warehouse to Cobane’s home on his e-bike if he hadn’t needed to look forward to me to maintain up.

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