French retail group Carrefour SA said May 15 that its Belgian unit launched a fully automated food pickup site in the country, where customers can claim their online orders.
The launch is in response to the temporary closure of Carrefour Belgium's Mont-Saint-Jean hypermarket.
The retailer said the outlet, which is a wall of metal lockers, can accommodate almost 50 orders daily and is accessible seven days a week.
Customers can order products through the retailer's online portal, and products will be available at the pickup location the following day between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m, or between 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Payments can be made through ING Belgium SA/NV's Bancontact app and other online banking services.
Carrefour currently has 193 locations in Belgium, and plans to open 50 more by year-end.