Typology of drive locations
Several formulas coexist:
This type of location works autonomously, without any connection with a store. Its implementation. In France, the usual surface of such a drive is 4,000 to 5,000 m2, including about 2,000 m2 for buildings and 2,000 to 3,000 m2 for roads.
This type of drive is built next to a store but operates autonomously. The offer is generally less extensive than that offered in the adjoining store.
In this formula, the products come from the already existing store. Only a road and parking area is reserved for the “drive” activity. Missing products are more common with this type of drive as customers in store can take the last available products before the order is prepared.
- Pedestrian drive (click and collect)
This type of drive is intended for pedestrians and not vehicles, but the principle of operation remains the same. It is usually located in city centers on surfaces of 60 to 200 m² and supplied by an already existing peripheral store. Still poorly represented at the beginning of 2020, the model has been a great success during the Covid-19 pandemic and especially during the containment phases.
- Drive with withdrawal locker
This system makes it possible to recover groceries 7 days a week, 24 hours a day via a temperature-controlled locker for fresh or frozen products.