- 2 April 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
Morrisons and DPD have agreed to work together to deliver essential packages to the NHS. This follows the Department for Transport labelling logistics an ‘essential industry’.
DPD is already seeing a surge in demand and now will deliver food boxes for Morrisons. To date the delivery company has seen food deliveries grow to 200,000 a week and this is set to grow significantly.
Each Morrisons food box costs £35 and can feed two people a week. It will be delivered the next day if ordered before 15:00 the day before.
Regarding social distancing and other measures, DPD has ensured that all employees stand two metres apart and deliveries have been staggered to keep too many employees from being in any warehouse/depot at any one time.
DPD chief executive Dwain McDonald said: “At a time when many people are still struggling to safely get hold of fresh produce and essential supplies, we have partnered with Morrisons to provide next-day delivery for their food boxes, with our full one-hour delivery slot service.
“It is hugely reassuring for people to see that they can order these goods easily and know exactly when they will be arriving.
“I’m delighted to see the government confirm the essential status of our industry at this difficult time. It is recognition of the role we are all playing in keeping supplies moving, while keeping our customers and our people safe.”
McDonald concluded, “Our depot and hub teams have been fantastic. They are doing an incredible job and the feedback the drivers are receiving from their customers has been amazing. They are doing an essential job and it is hugely appreciated.”