Fashion giant Next has partnered with supermarket giant Morrisons to trial new collect and return ‘pods’ within their supermarket car parks. Essential Projects was on hand to supply bespoke aluminium glazed screens.
As part of the new concept trial, the pods have been installed within Morrisons car parks in Leominster, Canvey Island and Dumfries.
Customers will not be able to purchase Next items at the pods, but they will be able to collect or return online purchases. The pilot is due to be rolled out in areas that do not have nearby Next stores, to enable potential shoppers to utilise the click and collect service.
Since the first lockdown in March 2020, both Next and Morrisons have been looking to expand their reach through partnerships.
Essential Projects was contracted by Central Shopfitters to supply three bespoke aluminium glazed screens which were to be fitted by an on-site installation team within the newly erected pods.
The metalwork was supplied with glass panels already inserted and polyester powder coated in grey, in keeping with Next’s brand guidelines.
Eliot Saxton, Managing Director at Essential Projects said “It’s great to be involved in this new concept trial. Next as a company have never been afraid to trial new solution and this new idea is a great example of how to evolve and adapt to the changes within the marketplace.”
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