Asda launches grocery collection points at tube stations

Supermarket giant Asda has launched a same day click-and-collect shopping service at certain London underground stations.
London commuters can pick their groceries up from 16:00 GMT on their way home from work, providing they order them by 12:00 GMT.
Mark Ibbotson, Asda’s retail director, said: “We’ve led the way in Click and Collect by bringing Asda to where customers are rather than expecting them to come to us.”
This is part of Asda’s five-year plan to increase the number of click-and-collect sites for customers, in which it plans to open 1,000 new sites by 2018. This announcement also comes shortly after Asda’s pledge to branch out into the London and south-east market where the demand is high but its stores are few.
Mr Ibbotson added: “We believe customers will value the convenience of collecting shopping at their home tube station.”
Orders can be placed with Asda online seven days a week via computer, tablet or smartphone .
The first stations offering the pilot scheme will be East Finchley, Harrow and Wealdstone, High Barnet, Highgate, Stanmore and Epping. If successful, Asda will look to extend the scheme further.