Family-run food retailer Booths has launched a next-day click-and-collect service to help customers better access groceries during the coronavirus pandemic.

From today, Booths will offer a selection of over 150 products which can be ordered online and collected from stores.

Booths colleagues will take payment over the phone and goods can be collected either in-store or can be arranged to be brought to a customer’s vehicle.

There is a £3 charge for all click-and-collect orders and shopping will be packed in bags at a cost of 20p per bag.  

The grocer plans to make click and collect a regular service and will extend its capacity throughout the coming year.

Booths also offers an emergency food delivery service to customers who may be self-isolating due to the pandemic.

Vulnerable customers living within a three-mile radius from a Booths store can order from 14 essential grocery bundles covering the basics from milk, bread, eggs, pasta, tea, fruit, vegetables and meat.

The retailer said: “Booths is here to help our customers access key groceries at this very challenging time. We brought forward our plans to launch our click-and-collect service as it presents a convenient and efficient way to shop at Booths.

“The addition to the click-and-collect service will help many customers who are concerned about their health and others access groceries without the need to shop in-store.

“Booths have worked quickly to implement this system at a time when supermarkets are under tremendous pressure and trials of the service have been very successful. Booths prides itself on looking after our customers and these additional services have been appreciated and valued by our local communities.”