Huge Demand For Food Delivery Sparks Chaos Few Weeks Before Christmas

Nov 09, 2020 01:19 PM EST | By Kristine M. (staff@foodworldnews.com)

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Supermarkets are urging customers to book food delivery slots as early as November as a response to the increasing deliveries for Christmas.

The busiest period of the year for supermarket delivery is the Christmas season. This year, it was made even challenging, especially with the November lockdown pushing demand for standard food deliveries.

Thankfully, leading grocers like Asda, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, and more have increased delivery slots, and they are encouraging customers to book as early as this month, reported by Delish.com

According to The Sun, leading grocers like Asda, Tesco, M&S, and more have increased delivery slots to make sure to meet their customer's demands. Below is all the information you need for ordering your Christmas food this festive year.

Tesco

Huge Demand For Food Delivery Sparks A Christmas Chaos
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Delivery Saver customers of Tesco can avoid the digital crowds and are given the privilege to book a slot as early as the 13th of November from 7 am. On the other hand, for non-Delivery Saver customers, they can order from 7 am on November 20.

Asda

Huge Demand For Food Delivery Sparks A Christmas Chaos
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Their delivery slots were already opened last November 6. Customers will be able to have it delivered to their front door or the nearest local store. Non-premium customers will be charged between £3 and £5.50.

Marks & Spencer

Huge Demand For Food Delivery Sparks A Christmas Chaos
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They yet to announce Christmas delivery slots but are currently offering pre-orders of Christmas and New Year food for collection only. 

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Iceland

Huge Demand For Food Delivery Sparks A Christmas Chaos
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Christmas delivery slots for Iceland are already open and will run until December 24. Iceland also offers a delivery service in-store, and for all purchases over £35, its free delivery.

Morrisons

Huge Demand For Food Delivery Sparks A Christmas Chaos
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They are yet to announce Christmas delivery slots but are currently offering orders for collection. The order for collection must be placed before December 15. In-store collection of the ordered items will be on December 22 until 24.

Aldi

Huge Demand For Food Delivery Sparks A Christmas Chaos
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Aldi has partially opened up their in-store delivery since they have started selling some Christmas food items. These include cakes, gift chocolates, and festive desserts. However, other food items such as meat will be available to customers from November 27 until December 19.

Sainsbury

Huge Demand For Food Delivery Sparks A Christmas Chaos
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Sainsbury offers its customers a comprehensive delivery system. Basically, the date you make your order depends on when you want your delivery to arrive.

For orders booked on November 29, the delivery will be on December 20. For orders booked on November 30, delivery will be on December 21.

For orders made on December 1, they will arrive on December 22. Finally, for orders made on December 2, they will be delivered on December 23. Additionally, please note that their delivery system will be closed from December 24 until 26.

Waitrose

Huge Demand For Food Delivery Sparks A Christmas Chaos
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They have just recently opened their delivery slots, which are reportedly fast disappearing due to high demand. However, Waitrose urges its customers always to keep an eye on future openings on their website.

Those who have booked their Christmas delivery will receive their orders between December 20 to 24.

Additionally, orders must be placed before December 15, and for purchases over £40, the delivery charge will be waived.

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