Somerfield has extended its zoning scheme for home deliveries to two new areas. With the addition of stores within the M25 plus the Essex and East Anglia region, Somerfield now has about 95 vans in the scheme. Deliveries within the Kent, Sussex and Hampshire region will be zoned early next year. Somerfield aims to have 12 zones up and running eventually. Under the scheme, trialled in Sheffield earlier this year, vans are no longer attached to individual stores but used throughout a zone'. The idea is that this ensures customers are never disappointed by a lack of suitable delivery times and that delivery vans are fully utilised. - Somerfield admits its Village Link scheme is on hold. The scheme is supplying stores in Sheffield and a number of villages, and these trials would continue, stressed a spokeswoman. {{NEWS }}