Asda has set out plans to trial same-day grocery deliveries, chief executive Roger Burnley told 1,200 store and depot managers in the wake of the prohibition of the proposed takeover by Sainsbury’s.
Burnley said the retailer had earmarked £80 million for price cuts in 2019, as well as detailing a number of initiatives designed to make shopping hassle free.
As well the test on same-day delivery on groceries, Asda aims to roll out its mobile Scan and Go service in more stores. In addition, there will be additional Click and Collect collection towers installed in Asda stores.
The retailer’s Stevenage store will become a ‘tech store’ where a range of new technology solutions will be implemented to help the retailer understand the benefits of a number of different technologies working together.
Judith McKenna, Walmart’s international chief executive, said Walmart was “seriously considering a path to an IPO – a public listing”.
However, she said any preparations for an IPO would “take years”.