Children’s artwork to feature on Tesco bags

An example of a Tesco drive-thru, which is being introduced at Shoreham
An example of a Tesco drive-thru, which is being introduced at Shoreham

CHILDREN in Shoreham are being offered the chance to have their artwork printed on a Tesco jute bag.

A Click and Collect service has just been opened at Tesco Extra, in the Holmbush Centre, and, as part of the launch, primary schools in the town are being invited to send in colourful drawings to show the fun of a new drive-though.

The winner will receive a £250 donation for their school and £25 for themselves, plus their drawing will be printed on the side of hundreds of jute shopping bags for all to see.

A Tesco spokesman said: “Youngsters are asked to come up with a fun upbeat design which shows the new service.

“It might be anything, from mum or dad ordering the food shop online to everyone in the family car picking it up.”

Entries, which can be in crayon or pencil, should be sent to Tracey Shannon, Freedman Brown Communications. Wigan Investment Centre, Wigan WN 3 5BA with a closing date of Monday, March 18.

The new drive-through is expected to be especially popular with busy mums who have the school run and children’s activities to manage.

Store manager Paul Bunyan 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.

“Customers who are stretched for time can now buy the same great products at the same great prices without having to leave their car.”

Customers order their shopping as usual on the tesco.com website, choosing the “Click & Collect” option and booking a two-hour collection slot.

They can then collect at any time within this two-hour window, and collection slots are available seven days a week.

Ian Crook, tesco.com marketing director, said: “It offers a convenient solution to parents who want to avoid the challenge of shopping in a busy store with children in tow but can’t afford the time to stay in for the shopping to arrive at their door.

“We also expect it to help young professionals who want all the convenience of a pre-picked and packed shop but who cannot commit to waiting at home for delivery.

“They can collect their food shopping on the way home from work or at any other time that suits them during our extensive collection hours.”

Customers take their car to the drive-through collection point, which is signposted, and pull into a covered area to show staff their shopping reference details.

Staff will then go to the customer’s car window, so there is no need to get out, and the shopping is then packed into the boot.

As with home delivery orders, the service charge is added to the shopping bill.