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Friday 29 August 2014

Drive-through supermarket launched for time-strapped shoppers

Published 19/02/2014 | 12:43

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Busy mum Emer Murphy with her three children Rory (4), Kate(3) and Sarah Jane (6 months) launching the first ever ‘Drive Through’ service in Ireland in SuperValu Carrigaline, Co. Cork.
Busy mum Emer Murphy with her three children Rory (4), Kate (3) and Sarah Jane (six months) and Jean O’Mahony from SuperValu Carrigaline launching the first ever ‘Drive Through’ service in Ireland in SuperValu Carrigaline, Co. Cork.

A drive-through supermarket has been launched for time-strapped consumers who don't want to step from their cars to buy a litre of milk or loaf of bread.

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SuperValu has pioneered the service at its Carrigaline store in Co. Cork - after Tesco opened two such stores in Clarehall in Dublin and Maynooth, Co Kildare last year.

Customers can place their orders online and then pick up their shopping without having to enter the store by using the drive through facility located at the store.

All customers will have to do is press the intercom button at the drive-through and state their name and order pick-up number to customer services.

The "fuss-free" service will suit busy parents and older shoppers, the supermarket said.

SuperValu, which rebranded the Supervalu brand last week, hopes to roll out the service to a “number of stores” by the end of the year.

Martin Kelleher, managing director of SuperValu said: “We realise that many of our customers have a very busy lifestyle or may find it difficult to come instore."

"This convenient service will save them time and effort when it comes to doing the necessary weekly shop,” he said.

SuperValu Click and Collect service is available Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 8pm. The Click and Collect service is €3 or free when a customer spends €75 online.

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