Southern Co-op extends delivery service across Isle of Wight

A newly launched same day delivery service on the Isle of Wight is set to create eight new jobs on the island.

Offering islanders a range of Isle of Wight produce to choose from, the delivery service was originally launched to residents in the west and from today will be extended to people in PO30, PO31, PO38, PO39, PO40, PO41 areas.

Southern Co-op, which currently has a number of co-operative stores on the Isle of Wight, is hoping to roll out the delivery service to the rest of the island on 13 September including postcodes PO32, PO33, PO34, PO35, PO36, and PO37.

From the orders that have already been delivered, the regional, independent co-operative has found Isle of Wight Milk and free range eggs have been the most ordered products.

Matt Elliott, Retail Buying & Services Manager at Southern Co-op, said, 'So far the trial of our home delivery service has gone well after initially starting in Chichester and Portsmouth.

'We know our convenience store colleagues offer their communities a great personal service so we're aiming to replicate this with quick deliveries and a phone call to talk through any changes to their order. So far this has gone down well as we've seen a number of repeat customers.'

Southern Co-op's delivery service is accessed via the Snappy Shopper app and includes a range of Local Flavours products such as IOW milk and cheese, Minghella ice cream, and produce from Briddlesford Farm Dairy, The Garlic Farm and the Tomato Stall.

Andy Batt, Head of Group Development at Snappy Shopper, said, 'We are thrilled to extend our service on the island and give shoppers on-demand access to thousands of products in their local Southern Co-op store. Post lockdown the demand for home delivery is greater than ever and via our app islanders can receive home deliveries seven days a week.'

There are more than 3,000 products to order covering, fresh foods, groceries, pet food, baby care, magazines and newspapers.