Land Securities Hosts Click and Collect Pilot at The Galleria, HatfieldPress release
London, 8th September 2014 - Land Securities, the UK’s largest commercial property company, is to host an innovative 6-month trial of a new click and collect initiative with Ocado, the world’s leading online grocery retailer, at The Galleria in Hatfield. Designed to provide increasingly busy customers with another convenient channel to complete their weekly shop, the scheme allows shoppers to collect their online food order from the 320,000 sq ft Hertfordshire centre by driving into a demarked car park zone before simply having their shopping order loaded into the boot of their car. This initiative marks the first time that Ocado has trialled such a scheme in a shopping centre.
Following a successful first half of the year for tenants at the outlet, Ocado has selected an ideal time to trial this new service, as Land Securities once again looks to provide its customers with answers to all of their shopping needs. The car based ‘pit-stop’ format is positioned to benefit the huge flow of traffic around the designer outlet, particularly via the A1(M) that runs below the site. The service is set to commence on the 8th September 2014.
Scott Parsons, Managing Director of Retail at Land Securities, commented, “This new trial with Ocado demonstrates Land Securities’ dedication to evolving our assets to meet continually changing consumer demands. The Galleria provides the perfect location to trial the initiative as it has a high- spending customer base, located in the midst of one of the busiest transport networks in the region.”
A successful 2014 at The Galleria has seen iconic designer brand, Paul Costelloe, take a unit at the outlet, while current tenants such as Jeff Banks, Pavers/Bellissimo, Nando's and Suit's Direct have all taken increased space following strong trading.