Aldi extends 20 minute Deliveroo service to 130 stores nationwide

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Discount retailer Aldi first launched its Deliveroo trial with 20 stores across the UK and has now extended this to almost 130 stores across the UK. The on-demand delivery service will help customers get groceries delivered in a short space of time. What stores has the trial been extended to?

The supermarket last month confirmed that it would bring the service to a total of 42 stores, including in Bristol, Liverpool and Brighton.

However Aldi has now confirmed that the delivery trial has been extended to nearly another 90 stores in the past month.

The service is now available for customers living near select stores in both Scotland and Wales.

The discount retailer has said that more stores will be added to the list in the next few weeks.

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.”

Customers within six kilometres of any participating store are able to pick from a grocery list consisting of around 400 items.

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Orders placed through the app, which is available on any smart device, will be picked and packed by Aldi staff before being transferred to a Deliveroo rider.

Shoppers can receive their groceries in as little as 20 minutes, depending on how many items the customer picks and how far away they live from their local store.

Ajay Lakhwani, Vice President of Grocery & Commercial Partnerships, Deliveroo said: “We are delighted that Aldi’s trial with Deliveroo is expanding to almost 130 stores.

“Deliveroo’s on-demand grocery partnerships have proven vital for so many people during this difficult period, allowing families to get the food and household items they need and want quickly.

“The fast expansion and success of this trial reflects the strong customer desire for groceries on-demand, an area in which Deliveroo is providing increasing choice. We are excited that even more customers across the country can now enjoy Aldi’s great quality food.”

In other Aldi news, the discount retailer was named the cheapest UK supermarket last week by Which?.

Which? compared the prices of 32 branded and own-label items including milk, eggs, bread and vegetable stock pots to work out where customers could get the most for their money.

Aldi took the top spot, costing just £27.13 for a small trolley consisting of 32 grocery items.

In comparison, upmarket supermarket Waitrose’s trolley would have cost customers £44.13.

Rival supermarket Lidl wasn’t far behind Aldi with a small trolley costing £31.59, while Asda followed in third place, with a shop costing £33.85.

Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi, said: “We continue our focus on providing great quality products at the best value and we are proud to have been named the UK’s cheapest supermarket for the fourth consecutive month.

“We know that this continues to be a difficult time for so many families who are feeling the financial impact of COVID-19 so it is important to continue providing customers with the best value products of any supermarket.”

Aldi also recently confirmed its plans to extend its click and collect trial to more than 200 additional stores before Christmas.

Customers can choose from a full range of grocery items online and then drive to their local store where they can pick up their shopping completely contact free.

Those who use the new service will be offered specific time slots to arrive at dedicated click and collect points in Aldi car parks where they can pick up their shopping.

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