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Deliveroo adds three Scottish locations to drinks service



Majestic Wine has added Dundee, Glasgow and Perth to the list of stores served by Deliveroo with 30-minute wine, spirits and champagne deliveries.

The branches are among 50 added to an existing 30 offering the service across Britain. Leith Walk and Newington in Edinburgh were already on the Deliveroo list. Partick is the Glasgow store from which the firm will deliver.

It is the latest in a series of new link-ups for Deliveroo as bosses try to find ways to make money elsewhere, with major chains only just starting to resume delivery services.

Bosses said the wines are specifically chosen for matching with food, with the public stuck at home and looking for a drink to enjoy with their meal.

Majestic added that prices on Deliveroo would be the same as in store. Companies on Deliveroo have been known to increase prices on the app for customers to cover the app costs.

Best-sellers for Majestic’s Deliveroo customers during lockdown include the LB7 Portuguese red from Lisbon, as well Miraval rose – the wine famous for being owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

The range also includes Whispering Angel rose, Bread & Butter Chardonnay California, Rioja Reserva Marques de Riscal, Tattinger Bru Reserve NV Champagne, Laurent Perrier La Cuvee Champagne and Plantation Rum Barbados, and many others.

Ajay Lakhwani, vice president of new business, Deliveroo, said: “We are delighted to announce this major expansion with Majestic Wine, the UK’s leading specialist in wine, and play our role in making sure households have access to everything they need and want during Covid-19.

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“The roll-out of Majestic Wine on Deliveroo across 80 sites in the UK is great news for our customers across the country, who can now enjoy an even wider choice of delicious wine, delivered in as little as under 30 minutes.”

Robert Cooke, Majestic’s chief commercial officer, said: “Wine is something which continues to provide joy and discovery within your own walls, even in the face of Covid-19. We are always looking for new ways to help our customers keep making those discoveries whilst in lockdown and beyond, as safely and interactively as possible.”

It comes after Deliveroo announced plans to deliver Aldi groceries to homes in the UK for the first time, and launched services with Morrisons, Co-op and Marks & Spencer.



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