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Source: Central England Co-op

Both societies will continue their existing partnerships with Snappy Shopper

Central England Co-op has teamed up with Just Eat to bolster its home delivery reach.

The convenience retailer is kicking off the service at 10 stores across Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, the West Midlands and Yorkshire.

Shoppers will have access to more than 1,500 products, including everyday groceries, drinks and snacks.

The new tie-up will work alongside its existing 189-store partnership with Snappy Shopper.

“We’re excited to partner with Just Eat to give our customers and members in these 10 initial locations a quick and easy way to get their groceries delivered to their door in quick time,” said Central England Co-op head of stores Claire Koziol.

“We are committed to making it as easy as possible for our customers to shop with us and this partnership gives us the opportunity to not only provide another option for our communities but also work with a recognised and respected brand in home delivery.”

Just Eat MD UK Andrew Kenny said: “We’re excited to further expand Just Eat’s grocery offering. With over 60,000 restaurant and grocery partners on the Just Eat platform and an extensive delivery reach across 95% of the UK, this partnership with Central England Co-op marks the next stage in Just Eat’s commitment to delivering the best service and range of options for our customers.”

It comes as fellow society Southern Co-op is also expanding its home delivey services thanks to a new partnership with Uber Eats.

The trial is launching with five stores across Southampton. It will also continue its partnership with Snappy Shopper, across Chichester, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, alongside Uber Eats.

The business said the move was “simply an opportunity for us to expand our home delivery trial down a different route”.