Tesco is set to open its first drive-through supermarket in Carnforth to help busy customers who want their grocery shopping picked and packed but don’t have time to wait at home for delivery.
The new service, which is run by the tesco.com team which delivers more shopping to more homes than any other grocery retailer in Europe, means local shoppers can pick up their groceries at the town’s Tesco store without even having to leave their cars.
Simon Belsham, managing director of Grocery Home Shopping, said: “We believe this will be especially popular with busy mums who have the school run and children’s activities to manage.
“It offers a convenient solution to parents who want to avoid the challenge of shopping in a busy store with children in tow but can’t afford the time to stay in for the shopping to arrive at their door.
“We also expect it to help young professionals who want all the convenience of a pre-picked and packed shop but who cannot commit to waiting at home for delivery.
“They can collect their food shopping on the way home from work or at any other time that suits them during our extensive collection hours”.
Customers drive up to the collection point which is signposted and pull into a covered area to show staff their shopping reference details.
Staff then come to the customer’s car window so there is no need to get out and the shopping is then packed into the boot.
Local schoolchildren will be invited to design artwork for a special shopping bag to help launch the new “Click & Collect” service.
Mr Belsham added: “We are very excited to be able to offer this new service to our customers.
“I speak to them every day about their shopping experience and this new drive-through will now offer even more choice in how they buy their shopping.”