Asda struck deal with Transport for London to open a click-and-collect hubs at London


Asda has struck a deal with Transport for London to open a series of click-and-collect hubs at London tube stations.

The Walmart-owned retailer announced that an initial six London underground stations have been chosen for the service, including: East Finchley, Wealdstone, High Barnet, Highgate, Stanmore, Harrow and Epping.

The move is part of the retailer’s attempt to reverse a decline in market share brought on by the onset of discount supermarket chains, such as Aldi and Lidl.

Asda’s burgeoning online business is also high on the agenda, and the chain’s chief executive Andy Clarke has pledged to increase physical access to the chain from 53 to 70 per cent by 2018.

The company will therefore roll out its click-and-collect service to more than 1,000 locations across the UK in pursuit of its online sales target of £3 billion by 2018.

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