SHOPPERS can get same-day deliveries on groceries with a new app that supports smaller supermarkets and independent shops.

Grocemania has launched today in Brighton and Hove, with three stores signed up to the scheme.

The mobile app, set up by entrepreneur Askar Bulegenov, pictured, said large supermarkets have been overwhelmed by demand for home delivery during the coronavirus crisis.

Having started in London, Mr Bulegenov was keen to expand the idea, and today has launched the app in Brighton after kicking it off in Bristol last week.

Already Nisa Local in Hove, Easy Hours in Brighton, and the Brighton Road supermarket have joined the app and he says more retailers are keen to sign up.

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There is free delivery on orders over £30, while delivery of orders between £10 and £30 cost £2.50, and orders under £10 cost £4.50.

Mr Bulegenov said: “Large supermarkets have been overwhelmed by soaring demand for home deliveries, meaning many people are unable to book a slot. This is extremely problematic – particularly for vulnerable people and NHS staff – so more options are needed.

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“Grocemania is answering the call and we’re delighted to expand our one-hour grocery delivery service into Brighton. People across the city can get fresh produce delivered to their front door quickly and support local retailers.

“From small supermarkets and convenience stores to corner shops and independent grocers, we are making sure people can safely and swiftly get their hands on the goods that these businesses have ready to sell.”

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