Government helps supermarkets target deliveries to vulnerable shoppers

Retailers accessing database and teaming up with taxi companies to ramp up orders

Supermarkets are being given access to a government database to help prioritise food deliveries for elderly and vulnerable shoppers who have been ordered to stay at home under the government’s coronavirus crackdown.

With all the major grocers’ online delivery slots booked up weeks in advance, getting food to those self-isolating was top priority in a call between industry bosses and the environment secretary, George Eustice, on Tuesday.

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Source: theguardian
Government helps supermarkets target deliveries to vulnerable shoppers