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09 November 2020 20:34

Aldi click-and-collect

Aldi to extend click and collect to 200 stores ahead of Christmas - CityAM

// Aldi to extend its trial of click-and-collect to up to more than 200 additional stores by Christmas // It launched its first ever UK click-and-collect service in the Midlands in September // Aldi will invest £1.3 billion over the next two years Aldi is set to extend its trial of click-and-collect to up to more than 200 additional UK stores between now and Christmas. The German discounter begun its first ever UK click-and-collect service in the Midlands in September as part of a trial to offer "greater flexibility" to its customers. It extended the trial to cover a total of 18 stores last month. READ MORE: "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," Aldi UK chief executive Giles Hurley said. The trial began at its stores in the East Midlands, London, Cambridge and Greater Manchester, and is in partnership with Deliveroo.

In September, Aldi announced it was investing £1.3 billion over the next two years, including in opening 100 new stores and upgrading a further 100 stores. Click here to sign up to Retail Gazette's free daily email newsletter Aldi has announced that it will extend its click and collect trial to more than 200 stores by Christmas as the budget supermarket seeks to capitalise on the boom in demand for online shopping. The German discounter launched the service from one Midlands store in September, before rolling it out to a further 17 branches last month as it targeted customers that have switched to digital shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more: Aldi to create 4,000 jobs in £1.3bn UK investment as profits soar The grocer – which has not yet announced which stores have been added to the trial – said shoppers can choose from the full range of products online, and collect their items from a local branch. Aldi workers will drop the shopping off at the car, while abiding by social distancing rules, the supermarket said.

"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". Aldi is already trialling a rapid delivery service across stores in the East Midlands, London, Cambridge and Greater Manchester in partnership with Deliveroo. Read more: Aldi launches first click and collect trial The Deliveroo service currently allows customers around selected stores to order from a range of more than 300 products and have them delivered to their doorstep in as little as 30 minutes. In September, Aldi announced it was investing £1.3bn over the next two years, including in opening 100 new stores and upgrading a further 100 stores. Aldi is to extend its click & collect service to more than 200 stores in time for Christmas.

It means customers across the UK will be able to order online from Aldi's full grocery range and have their shopping brought out to their car. Aldi first launched click & collect from a Loughborough store in September, before extending it to around 15 more last month. Customers place their orders at groceries.aldi.co.uk, the discounter's first UK grocery e-commerce site, where they choose their store for collection and book a time slot. Orders are picked and packed by Aldi staff and customers pay a click & collect charge varying between about £4 and £5 depending on the store and slot chosen. It's one of two major online grocery ventures launched by Aldi in the pandemic.

In May the supermarket began serving orders via Deliveroo, a trial that doubled to 42 stores in October."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," said Aldi UK & Ireland CEO Giles Hurley. Want the best food, film, music, arts and culture news sent straight to your inbox? Sign up for regular updates of events happening in Wales Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Aldi has announced it's extending its new shopping service to up to more than 200 additional stores by Christmas. It means thousands of shoppers will be able to get their hands on Aldi groceries through Click and Collect for the first time ever. Aldi's Click and Collect service was trialled in a single store in the Midlands in September, but following its success will now be rolled out to 18 more.

The supermarket is yet to reveal the full list of Aldi stores getting the new shopping service. However, it has confirmed to WalesOnline that both Porth and Llansamlet branches are due to launch the service this week. How does the Aldi Click and Collect service work? 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 colleagues contact-free, in line with social distancing rules. Customers wanting to use click and collect can visit groceries.aldi.co.uk to book a timeslot 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. Chief Executive Officer, Aldi UK and Ireland, Giles Hurley, 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." It comes after Asda announced a new queuing system at select Welsh stores last week. Those shopping at Blackwood, Newport and Asda's Caerphilly store will be able to download an app which will allow them to queue virtually from their cars. It's another option for customers if there is a long queue at the front of the store and they would rather wait in their car, which is perfect for those who don't want to brace the colder and wetter weather. You can read more about the Asda's new queuing option here. The supermarket first launched its click-and-collect service to customers at a single store in the Midlands in September, before extending the trial to 18 stores last month. Consumers can choose from a full range of grocery items online, then drive to their local store where their shopping is brought to their car contact-free, in line with social distancing rules. Giles Hurley, chief executive of 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. echo do_shortcode('[inread_parallax slot="DFP-TR-InRead2" width="300"]');? "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."