Sainsbury’s and Tesco have stopped taking online orders for non-food items for customers in Scotland due to the arctic weather conditions.

A statement issued by a Tesco explained that it didn’t want to “cause disappointment” to customers and so took the decision to suspend Tesco Direct orders in the region.

“Every delivery company operating in Scotland has been affected by the recent severe weather,” said a Tesco spokesman.

“We don’t want to cause disappointment to customers and have taken the decision to suspend new Tesco Direct orders in Scotland. We are working hard to ensure that orders already placed with us are delivered.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “Despite our best efforts the adverse weather conditions mean we have had to suspend our non-food deliveries in Scotland. We would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience this has caused.”

Both retailers have said grocery orders will continue as normal.

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