Tesco to launch cybercafes

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Britain's leading supermarket is looking into opening cybercafes at its stores around the country. Tesco's plans coincided with news that it is to begin rolling out its home shopping service throughout the country. Ten stores will be hooked up to the scheme this week with a further five stores a week joining up until next spring, a spokesman said today. Tesco Direct enables users to order their groceries online and have them delivered directly to their door. It's not clear yet whether customers will be able to go to the Tesco cybercafes to order their groceries from Tesco Direct before returning home and waiting a day or two for their food to arrive. Last week The Register reported that Tesco had denied its home shopping trial had been hit by a glitch. ®

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