// Aldi launches online grocery service for the first time, albeit a limited one
// The new service aims to help vulnerable customers during the coronavirus pandemic
// Aldi will sell ambient food parcels that contain 22 products for home delivery
Aldi has branched out to online grocery delivery for the first time, albeit the service is a limited one as it aims to help vulnerable customers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK arm of the German discount grocery chain announced today that it would sell ambient food parcels on its website from Friday, April 17 to help vulnerable people and those self-isolating.
The parcels will be for home delivery and contain 22 products including tinned soup, rice and pasta.
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Each parcel will also include antibacterial handwash and a four-pack of toilet roll.
The parcels are available via www.aldi.co.uk/food-parcels and will retail at £24.99.
The price is inclusive of delivery and the parcels will be limited to one per customer.
The news follows a number of initiatives from the supermarket aimed at helping the elderly and vulnerable.
This includes a donation of £250,000 to Age UK in March and reserved opening times – 30 minutes before normal opening hours Monday to Saturday.
“We are committed to providing quick, safe and affordable access to food for all our customers and understand that, for some, visiting one of our stores is not an option at the moment, Aldi corporate responsibility managing director Fritz Walleczek said.
“We’re constantly looking for new and better ways to support our customers in these uncertain times and I’m hopeful that these food parcels will make life a little easier for some of the country’s most at-risk people.”
Aldi’s food parcels contain 22 products as standard:
• Antibacterial Handwash
• Aloe Vera Toilet Tissue 4pk
• Choceur Milk Chocolate Bar
• UHT Green Semi Skimmed Milk
• Rice Pudding
• Salted Peanuts
• Biscuit Barrel Assortment
• Gold Label Tea
• Instant Coffee
• Premium Baked Beans
• Premium Plum Tomatoes
• Bolognese Pasta Sauce
• Tuna Chunks In Brine 4pack
• Bramwells Carrot & Coriander Soup
• Tomato Soup
• Minestrone Soup
• Chilli Con Carne
• Basmati Rice 1kg
• Part Baked Brown Roll
• Sliced Carrots
• 4 Pack Sweetcorn