Zoom by Ocado Launches Outside London
Zoom by Ocado expands rapid grocery delivery service outside London.
06:14 03 February 2023
Zoom by Ocado continues to expand its rapid grocery delivery service outside London.
The firm's new location in Leeds, which has created 130 new jobs in the area, has 70 robots operating on a grid using an 'air traffic control style' system allowing them to travel at speeds of up to four metres per second. The robots, which are programmed to communicate using 4G technology, will pick and pack the products whilst humans will assemble the final orders.
Zoom by Ocado director George Dean said: “Ocado is famed for its world-leading technology, and we’re delighted to be bringing our rapid grocery app to the city of Leeds as our service expands outside of London,”
“As well as offering mountains of choice to our customers delivered in under an hour – including Ocado’s great value Own Range, delicious M&S food, big name brands and local suppliers – we’re also dedicated to being a positive addition to the local community.
“As part of this pledge, we’ll be supporting Magic Breakfast and Rethink Food, a local food education charity, which aims to remove hunger as a barrier to learning.
“Deliveries will be made using a range of electric vehicles including e-trikes and e-mopeds, and shopping will arrive in recyclable bags. This technology will also help maintain Ocado’s market leading low levels of food waste.”