// 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.
Shoppers can choose from a 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.
“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.
“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.”
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.