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Sunday 18 November 2018

Tesco offer free delivery when over 65s shop online

Sara Gahan

Tesco Ireland has launched a new initiative offering free deliveries for over 65s when they shop online, the first retailer in the country to provide this kind of service.

The initiative was launched to coincide with International Day of Older Persons, which seeks to support full and effective participation of older persons in the community. It was supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Age Action Ireland.

Tesco Ireland has three participating stores in county Wexford - Wexford town, Gorey and New Ross. The deliveries will operate across Wexford six days a week from 3 p.m., until 7 p.m., from Monday, until Saturday, subject to a minimum spend of €50.

Speaking in support of the initiative, Minister for Business Heather Humphreys TD said the Government welcomes innovation in the retail sector and this is a good example of combining technology with social good. 'It is positive to see an age-friendly initiative that aims to assist older people,' added Minister Humphreys.

Gorey Guardian

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