ASDA shoppers will be able to buy DIY products in stores as it tests having B&Q shops within its supermarkets.
Four Asda branches will trial this “shop within a shop” concept with the first two stores opening in Dagenham, London and Sheffield, Yorkshire later this year.
The locations of the next two stores trialling the scheme are yet to be confirmed.
B&Q will operate the concessions and the shops will contain a large number of its usual products.
Shoppers will also be able to order B&Q’s full range online for in-store collection at the participating Asda branches, as well as order home deliveries from the stores.
It’s unclear if prices will be the same as in B&Q or how much deliveries will cost but The Sun has asked Asda and we’ll update this story as soon as we get a response.
B&Q currently charges £5 for standard delivery on order below £50 or it’s free on orders above this threshold. Click and collect to a B&Q store is free.
Asda says it’s making the move due to changes in shopper behaviour caused by the pandemic, which has seen people tie multiple shops into one single trip.
It already has concessions of children’s accessories brand Claire’s within some of its supermarkets and this will be extended to a further 15 stores from this month.
It’s a similar to move to how we’ve seen Argos concessions pop up in Sainsbury’s branches around the country as they’re part of the same group.
During lockdown, both DIY stores and supermarkets were classed as essential retailers so they were allowed to remain open.
In addition, Asda is trialling a new convenience range called “Asda On the Move” at EG Group petrol stations in Ashby, Leamore and Primley in the Midlands.
It’s also piloting a trial with online retailer MusicMagpie in five stores in the north that will see shoppers able to buy a range of used DVDs.
We spoke to one dad of six who made nearly £4,000 flogging old CDs and DVDs on MusicMagpie.
IT consultant Andrew Jacob also told us how he made £2,500 in a year by flogging his old phones, tablets and CDs on trading in sites.
But here are three things to watch out for when selling your old gadgets via auction or recycling sites.