Aldi to extend click and collect trial to more than 200 extra stores by Christmas

Aldi is to extend its trial of click and collect to more than 200 additional stores by Christmas.

Monday, 9th November 2020, 9:13 am
Updated Monday, 9th November 2020, 12:32 pm

The move means thousands of shoppers across the UK will be able to get Aldi groceries online in time for Christmas.

Aldi first launched its click and collect service to customers at a single store in the Midlands in September, before extending the trial to cover 18 stores last month.

Shoppers can choose from a full range of grocery items online, then drive to their local store where their shopping is brought to their car by Aldi staff contact-free, in line with social distancing rules.

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The move means thousands of shoppers across the UK will be able to get Aldi groceries online in time for Christmas.

Giles Hurley, Chief Executive Officer, Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “We know that more and more people want to buy high-quality food at unbeatable Aldi prices – particularly at the moment – and this trial has been hugely popular so far.

“By extending it to hundreds of new stores, we’re making Aldi accessible to thousands of shoppers who might never have visited one of our stores before.”

Customers wanting to use click and collect can visit groceries.aldi.co.uk to book a time slot for collection in selected stores. Orders are picked and packed by colleagues in store, then delivered to customers in dedicated parking bays when they arrive.

In September, Aldi announced it was investing £1.3 billion over the next two years. It will open 100 stores and upgrade a further 100.

Aldi is Britain’s fifth largest supermarket with 900 stores and more than 36,000 employees.