Newport drive-through supermarket is Wales’ first

CAR BOOT SALE: Tesco customer assistant Grace Phillips loads a customer’s car at the new drive-through shopping facility at the store in Spytty, Newport

CAR BOOT SALE: Tesco customer assistant Grace Phillips loads a customer’s car at the new drive-through shopping facility at the store in Spytty, Newport

First published in Gwent news South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

WALES' first drive through supermarket has opened in Newport.

The Spytty Road Tesco Extra store now offers a drive-through service allowing shoppers to pick up their shopping without even having to leave their cars.

The Spytty store and a Tesco Extra store in Swansea are the first of the supermarket chain's stores in Wales to offer the service.

Shoppers order their groceries online, choose the Click and Collect option and decide on a two-hour collection slot which are available seven days a week.

They can then collect their shopping any time within those two hours from the separate Click and Collect unit at the store's car park.

Shoppers pull into the drive-through collection point, show staff their reference details and staff bring out the shopping.

Spytty store manager Rob Hughes said: "We are very excited to be able to offer this new service to our customers. I speak to them every day about their shopping experience and this new drive-through will now offer even more choice in how they buy their shopping."

The service is the same as home delivery orders with a minimum £2 charge added to the bill.

The scheme was first trialled at stores in Baldock and Romford and is currently being rolled out to 120 stores across the UK.

Newport school children are now being asked to design artwork for a special shopping bag to help promote the new service.

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8:29pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Forename Surname says...

What an exciting story and addition to Newport. Something to be proud of right there.

Who needs the regeneration of the city centre when we can now go shopping without having to walk a single step? Then, with minimal physical exertion, on to a fast food emporium (drive though of course) to celebrate another cultural high point.

It's a good job Wales doesn't have one of the highest obesity rates in Europe isn't it?
What an exciting story and addition to Newport. Something to be proud of right there. Who needs the regeneration of the city centre when we can now go shopping without having to walk a single step? Then, with minimal physical exertion, on to a fast food emporium (drive though of course) to celebrate another cultural high point. It's a good job Wales doesn't have one of the highest obesity rates in Europe isn't it? Forename Surname
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12:59pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Dalek Dave says...

Your missing the point Forename Surname. I think this will benefit the elderly and disabled more than anything.

I'm not a fan of Tesco but they deserve credit for their innovation.
Your missing the point Forename Surname. I think this will benefit the elderly and disabled more than anything. I'm not a fan of Tesco but they deserve credit for their innovation. Dalek Dave
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3:36pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Dolieboy says...

Bit like dot com, but you collect it yourself
Bit like dot com, but you collect it yourself Dolieboy
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6:37pm Sun 16 Sep 12

Anne teak says...

If its anything like the rest of the service at Spytty Road, it will come with a free poke in the eye.
If its anything like the rest of the service at Spytty Road, it will come with a free poke in the eye. Anne teak
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7:22pm Sun 16 Sep 12

CocoCarlotta says...

Actually Tesco Llansamlet in Swansea 'Click and Collect' Drive-Thru has been open for a good nine or so months, followed by Parc Trostre Tesco in Llanelli and Fforestfach Tesco in Swansea...long before this article.....
Actually Tesco Llansamlet in Swansea 'Click and Collect' Drive-Thru has been open for a good nine or so months, followed by Parc Trostre Tesco in Llanelli and Fforestfach Tesco in Swansea...long before this article..... CocoCarlotta
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9:54pm Tue 18 Sep 12

chris227 says...

all the disabled crowd can now drive their mobility cars to collect their stella and rush back for their sky movies
all the disabled crowd can now drive their mobility cars to collect their stella and rush back for their sky movies chris227
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10:04pm Tue 18 Sep 12

fudge1969 says...

chris227 wrote:
all the disabled crowd can now drive their mobility cars to collect their stella and rush back for their sky movies
chris227 im disabled and i find ur comment terrible. if ur going to put stupid comments like this id say dont.....
[quote][p][bold]chris227[/bold] wrote: all the disabled crowd can now drive their mobility cars to collect their stella and rush back for their sky movies[/p][/quote]chris227 im disabled and i find ur comment terrible. if ur going to put stupid comments like this id say dont..... fudge1969
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10:42pm Wed 19 Sep 12

chris227 says...

i have every sympathy for the genuine disabled but the vast majority of those claiming to be disabled are just swigging the lead!! out running marathons, scuba diving, boxing on sky tv, even the strongest man in Cornwall claimed to be disabled
i have every sympathy for the genuine disabled but the vast majority of those claiming to be disabled are just swigging the lead!! out running marathons, scuba diving, boxing on sky tv, even the strongest man in Cornwall claimed to be disabled chris227
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