As the country enters its second lockdown, all non-essential shops will be forced to close and people will be encouraged to only leave their homes for essential trips, such as shopping for food.
Supermarkets will be introducing rules and systems to limit the number of people in the stores, which could result in large queues forming and home delivery slots being quickly taken up.
If you’re looking for an alternative, safe way to purchase your weekly food shop, then don’t forget about local food wholesalers, who will be remaining open throughout the lockdown. Businesses such as Birchall Foodservice are fully stocked and offer Call & Collect and Home Delivery options, both of which involve minimal contact with other people.
Shopping options available at Birchall Foodservice:
Call & Collect
The minimum spend is £30 to use this service and you can collect the next working day from placing your order. You can order online via the dedicated B2C site that the company has set up; www.birchallfoods.co.uk or by calling 01282 526610.
When collecting your goods, you simply wait in your car and a member of the Birchall team will load your order into your boot.
Birchall Foodservice can deliver to all BB home postcodes. The minimum spend is £50 to use this service, with a £4.95 delivery charge for orders valued between £50 and £100, and free delivery for orders over £100. Orders will be delivered within 3-5 working days and you can order via www.birchallfoods.co.uk or by calling 01282 526610.
On the day of your delivery, the drier will deliver your goods to your front door to minimise contact.
What’s available from Birchall Foodservice
The food wholesaler stocks fresh goods, including milk, cheeses, fruit and vegetables, an extensive butchery range, canned and dried goods, frozen foods, cleaning essentials and more.