Asda trials secure 'delivery boxes' to drop off groceries when customers aren't home

They said: “The four-hour window is unaffected by either warm or cold weather. We use insulating materials to maintain the correct product temperature on frozen and chilled items stored in the box.”

Additionally, Simon Gregg, Vice President of Online Grocery at Asda, commented on the new scheme.

He said: “As things begin to open up again, the boxes provide a convenient way for customers involved in the trial to take delivery of their regular shop while they are not at home.”

Bryan Roberts, Retail Analyst at retail and shopper consultant Shopfloor Insights, gave his analysis on the initiative, saying: “This could be a good solution in the longer-term once people start returning to work in offices, as at the moment home delivery has never been more convenient with plenty of people in their homes most of the time.

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