Hermes supports grocery supply chain

E-commerce delivery specialists Hermes is reaching out to the “Big 5” UK supermarkets to offer support during the pandemic spike in demand.

The support to supermarkets is being offered through a dedicated online portal so essential supplies in high demand such as beans and toilet roll can reach shoppers as they need them. 

Hermes has said that it is working with Asda and Morrisons to deliver those items in high demand from national distribution hubs to local supermarkets. Amongst this the delivery company has made more than 90 journeys using its bio-methane fuelled tractor-trailer units, and across the whole fleet has been delivering along 9 routes for Morrisons and 20 for Asda daily.

Jon Ormond, Director of Hubs and Depots at Hermes, said: “We value the hard work of other businesses in the UK, including our supermarkets, which are keeping the nation and our own parcel people fed during the fast-evolving situation. We are proud to support our industry colleagues wherever we can, offering our own resources; time, fuel and drivers.

“Hermes is doing everything it can during the current national emergency to offer its services and help the nation’s key infrastructure meet demand whilst keeping drivers driving, fitting all additional work around an already busy network.”