// Aldi introduces new self-service checkouts in some stores
// The initiative is part of a trial to speed up transactions and minimise contact with others during the pandemic
Aldi has announced new changes to its checkout service in an effort to speed up transactions amid the pandemic.
Most recently, the German discounter has installed the new tills at its Lichfield branch.
It has confirmed plans to introduce them in three more stores at its Atherstone, Hounslow and Tooting branches before the end of July, taking the total to 12.
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These have been brought in following successful trials at Biggleswade, Bishop’s Stortford, Manchester Arndale and Woodgate.
Aldi said it is still a “very small trial” and there are currently no other plans to roll them out further.
While most supermarkets already offer self-service checkouts, Aldi has not adopted this initiative.
Aldi said its new self-checkout availability has received “overwhelmingly positive feedback”.
One of Aldi’s other most recent initiatives includes providing all of its UK shop floor staff with face masks to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
Aldi UK staff can also access the government’s Covid-19 testing programme for critical workers.