John Lewis has announced that its fast track, Click & Collect delivery and returns service will be available in over 500 Co-op food stores by the end of the summer.

The move will see the total number of John Lewis Partnership Click & Collect locations increase to nearly 900.

Andrew Murphy, partner and executive director of operations at the John Lewis Partnership, says: “Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a significant shift to online shopping and expect this trend to continue. As a result, we are dedicated to providing more choice when it comes to how our customers receive their purchases, helping our customers shop how and when they want us. This includes providing more locations for collection and returns for online shopping.  

"The partnership is always looking for ways to reach new customers and support local communities, by providing access to the amazing range of products we sell, through convenient locations. Our customers love the ease and convenience Click & Collect provides which gives us the confidence to continue to invest in this area.  Building on our already successful partnership with the Co-op, this extension will allow us to offer our Click & Collect service to double the number of locations across the country – enabling us to reach more of our existing loyal customers while engaging with new ones too.”

The phased roll-out started ths month and is expected to be completed in September.