Ocado launches rapid delivery service in Leeds

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Ocado is launching its first Zoom warehouse outside London in Leeds. As reported in Logistics Manager last month the online retailer has taken Unit B Fox Way in Hunslet.

It has just announced that it will run its rapid grocery delivery service Zoom by Ocado from the 17,5000ft2 warehouse. The rapid delivery service offers customers a range of 10,000 products which can be ordered for delivery within an hour or later that same day.

This is the first of its Zoom operations outside of London and is expected to be up and running in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Ocado currently has two Zoom operations in London – Acton and Canning Town which have so far been successful. It is due to open a third site in Leyton by Autumn.

For each of the new Zoom sites, Ocado will champion hyper-local, artisan suppliers and arrangements will be made to donate cash and/or surplus goods to local charities.

The Leeds site will open with 100% last-mile green delivery vehicles, comprising a mix of electric cars, e-cargo bikes, and electric mopeds. Shopping will be delivered to customers in recyclable and compostable bags.

George Dean, Head of Zoom by Ocado, commented: “It’s really exciting to be able to reveal the locations of our next two sites – Leyton, allowing us to reach more customers in North and East London, and Leeds, our first Zoom by Ocado site outside of London.

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