ASDA has launched a dedicated website for customers who want to order its food boxes – and promises that they'll be delivered to your door in just two days.
The supermarket's micro-website, foodboxes.asda.com, will only stock the food parcels, and looks like a more stripped back version of the retailer's main site.
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It still has the retailer's branding on it but instead of being operated by Asda, it will be managed by e-commerce company StarStock.
It means that the supermarket's already overstretched online delivery service won't be affected by the speedy turn-arounds.
Last week it announced that it is giving thousands of care homes priority access to the online delivery slots for the next six months, but many vulnerable people are still struggling to book one.
Asda is the latest retailer to add pre-packaged food boxes to its line-up – Aldi, Morrisons, M&S and Home Bargains have already launched their own versions.
What's included in the Asda box?
THE exact contents vary depending on availability, but below are examples of items included:
- Baked beans
- Canned soup
- Long life milk
- Cereal bars
- Tinned vegetables
- Toilet roll
- Pasta sauce
The boxes are to help support those in need during the crisis, particularly those who are vulnerable and can't go to the supermarket themselves.
Asda's boxes contain 31 store cupboard staples, such as cereal, bread, pasta, tinned fruit and vegetables, sauces, jam, tea bags, long-life milk and some treats.
Exactly which items is in each box may vary though, depending on stock and supply.
They each cost £30, including delivery, and is cheaper thank Morrisons' version which costs £35 and contains 20 items.
Meanwhile M&S' boxes are also £35 but contain just 20 products and Aldi has a box for £24.99 that contains 22 items.
Even though Asda couldn't share a list of exactly which items are in the box, it promises that the items will always add up to the cost of each one so customers aren't charged extra compared to if they bought them separately.
Mike Snell, from Asda, said: "For vulnerable people across the country, staying at home and not being able to make a trip to the supermarket is a difficult prospect.
"At Asda, we’re committed to helping ease the strain on our customers during this time and hope that by offering our food box at an affordable price, we can help to make lives that little bit easier."
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