Asda has announced the addition of 300,000 slots to its online delivery operation, as demand for home deliveries increases due to the coronavirus pandemic.
700,000 slots a week
As a result of the move, the number of delivery slots available on a weekly basis has now risen to 700,000, split evenly daily.
Roger Burnley, Asda’s CEO, commented: “We have been working around the clock to expand our home shopping operations to make as many slots as possible available to our customers. In the last two weeks alone, we have increased the number of slots we have available by over 300,000, and continue to add more.”
He added: “However, the demand for delivery is still very high and we recognise that not everyone will be able to get a slot. We want to ensure that the 700,000 deliveries we make every week are going to those who are most in need and who shouldn’t be leaving their house. That’s why I would ask that where possible, if you are able to go to one of our shops, to please do so.”
It’s interesting to note that Tesco has recently also increased the capacity of its home delivery and Click & Collect services.
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