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Carrefour launches after-work pick-up point for Belgian office workers

French grocery giant Carrefour has launched an after-work pick-up point for goods in Belgium.

The facility gives workers at RTBF and VRT in Schaerbeek, Belgium, the opportunity to order online and then pick up their purchases in the companies’ shared on-site car park.

Grocers across Europe are developing increasingly inventive ways to deliver goods to customers. In the UK, Asda is trialling a standalone click-and-collect pod, which can exist away from its stores or petrol stations.

Carrefour said the idea, launched last week, came after noticing that some of its stores in Belgium are located in areas that are susceptible to congestion.

The retailer is offering 7,500 lines as part of the concept, including fresh, dried, frozen and bakery goods. Workers can place orders up to 11am and collect their purchases after their working day ends.

“This is the first time that Carrefour is implanted directly within a company, but contacts are underway with other firms,” the retailer said.

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