Update 07/04/20: Sainsbury’s announced on April 3 that it will have 600,000 online food delivery and click-and-collect slots available by the end of this week. That’s up from 370,000 two weeks ago, “…and we will continue to add more capacity over the coming weeks,” says chief executive Mike Coupe.
Last week Tesco, too, expanded its food delivery and click-and-collect capacity to around 780,000 delivery slots – up from 660,000 two weeks ago. It says it will add another 100,000 in the coming weeks.
Asda has also revealed its continuing to expand its capacity to deliver more online orders. The supermarket is adding an extra 300,000 home delivery slots to its website, taking the total number of slots released each week to 700,000.
Most supermarkets are still requesting that you visit their physical stores if you can, so they can prioritise food delivery slots for elderly or vulnerable customers. If you need to order food online, keep checking your local supermarket website throughout the day. Some meal delivery services are still running too: see below.
Online food delivery services have been under strain since the coronavirus lockdown. It hasn’t been easy to book a grocery delivery, but as we move further into April we’re starting to see small signs of progress.
The main advice, still, is to visit a physical supermarket if you can. However, many supermarkets are quietly releasing small numbers of food delivery slots for elderly or vulnerable customers throughout the day – so if you need to order food online, keep trying. You should be able to find a slot eventually.
Food delivery: quick links
Recipe box and meal delivery