Asda have announced their online sales have surged due to a “structural shift” in customers habits since the pandemic started in March.
The supermarket chain reported a 3.8% jump in like-for-like sales in the three months to 30 June after the lockdown was imposed.
Online sales literally “doubled” during the second quarter and Asda were forced to increase their delivery capacity by 65%.
Asda said that their click and collect had quadrupled in the period due to “the increased and sustained appetite for online grocery shopping.”
Asda chief executive officer and president Roger Burnley said, “The pandemic has created a structural shift in customer behaviours towards grocery shopping.
“We have accelerated our online capacity expansion to meet levels we had anticipated reaching in eight years within a matter of weeks and we will continue to expand this offer.
“We will also maintain focus on ensuring our in-store experience delivers what customers want from a shopping trip – great value, relevant range and ease.
“As life under Covid-19 continues, customer concerns are shifting from the health consequences of the pandemic to its financial impacts – and we remain absolutely committed to protecting both their health, and their budgets.”