Making life that little bit easier for those who are self-isolating or just can’t stand food shopping at the moment – long queues, one-way systems and bare shelves all make it a less than desirable task – Aldi has just extended its on-demand grocery home delivery service via Deliveroo to nearly 130 stores across the UK.
Having trialled the service from a select few stores since May this year, the number of participating stores has steadily grown since then, with the service proving successful amongst Aldi shoppers.
At the beginning of the trial shoppers could choose from just over 150 Aldi products – now more than 400 items are available to be shopped straight from the Deliveroo app and be on your doorstep in as little as 20 minutes – so long as you live within a 6km radius of one of the nearly 130 participating stores, that is.
For just a £4.99 delivery charge this service will be a lifeline for people who can’t or find it difficult to get to the shops right now – and Deliveroo are practicing contactless delivery so customers can rest assured that the delivery will be as safe as can be.
Richard Thornton, Communications Director at Aldi UK, said: ‘We’re finding customers really value having more ways to shop at Aldi, particularly at the moment. That’s why we’ve been keen to extend our trial with Deliveroo to stores in more new areas, and plan to launch our trial of click and collect in more than 200 additional stores between now and Christmas.
‘In the past month, we have made the Deliveroo service available in new areas such as Cardiff and Aberdeen, and will continue to monitor feedback of the service closely.’
This follows Aldi’s other recent new ventures such as its much-appreciated wine delivery service. Aldi isn’t the first supermarket to make this move; M&S, Co-op and Morrisons have also teamed up with the Deliveroo this year to get essential items to shoppers at home fast, while Uber Eats is also working with a number of local convenience stores up and down the country to deliver food items just as quickly.