Asda has entered a multi-year partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to drive digital growth and transformation.

The strategic partnership will leverage TCS’ cloud, AI and security solutions to help Asda separate from Walmart smoothly and on time.

As part of the deal, TCS will build a digital core to streamline Asda’s supply chain, forecasting, buying and merchandising processes, HR processes, warehouse management and ecommerce processes.

Asda chief executive Mohsin Issa said: “We have a long-term vision to grow Asda and bring our great heritage in value to even more communities and our technology will form a key part of delivering this vision. We have partnered with TCS because they bring experience in retail technology transformation and innovation. We look forward to working with them to accelerate our digital transformation journey and to unlock the potential of our business.”

Asda chief digital and technology officer Carl Dawson added: “We are confident that this collaboration with TCS will be one of the engines to deliver such a large technology transformation, where we are in the process of reimagining retail. TCS is going to bring together cutting-edge technologies and help Asda employees and customers have a seamless experience.”