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• In the UK, the Telegraph reports that Sainsbury has “launched a new service to let customers click and collect groceries within the hour. Customers will be able to order their shopping via a smartphone app and then pick it up from a store just 30 minutes later. It will make Sainsbury's the UK’s first supermarket to offer sub one-hour collection options.”

It is all part of an ongoing race: “In July Tesco has become the first retailer to offer same day grocery delivery across the UK, ahead of a planned challenge from Amazon,” the story says.
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