Asda gives 5,000 nurseries priority access to delivery slots
Asda is offering 5,000 nurseries that shop with the the supermarket priority access slots for grocery deliveries.
The supermarket said it made the move in recognition of the role nurseries play in supporting parents, including many Asda staff, during the coronavirus pandemic.
Asda has provided thousands of nursery customers with a ‘Priority Pass’ to enable them to benefit from advance access to slots up to 21 days in advance. They will also be able to book a recurring slot to secure a regular grocery order each week. The supermarket wll offer the priority access until the end of the summer.
Simon Gregg, vice president of online grocery at Asda, said: “Nurseries provide a vital service to parents across the UK, including many Asda colleagues, who continue to benefit from their support under lockdown. By giving them priority access to slots it will enable them to receive regular grocery deliveries, which makes it possible for them to continue serving communities and carrying out their essential role.”
In a further move, Asda has confirmed it will be extending its Priority Pass offer for more than 400,000 clinically extremely vulnerable customers and 2,500 care homes.
Gregg added: “Since the start of the pandemic we have increased delivery capacity and accelerated our online expansion to meet levels we had anticipated reaching in eight years in a matter of months, and it is because of this that we are able to extend our support for our most vulnerable customers.
“We have supported clinically extremely vulnerable customers since shielding began and throughout the winter, and I am pleased that we are able to extend our Priority Pass offer to give further peace of mind as the vaccine programme rolls out.”
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