Carrefour is launching a click and collect app in France that will allow customers to pick up their shopping two hours after ordering.

Shoppers will be able to order groceries either from their smartphone or computer and pick up and pay for them at a dedicated till using a text message code.

Unlike click and collect in the UK that typically offer to prepare groceries for collection the following day, Carrefour promises to prepare orders in minimal time. The service is free of charge and has no minimum order.

It will be launched at Carrefour’s new City store in St Lazare before being rolled out at selected Carrefour City outlets - the small format urban stores.