// Aldi scraps delivery partnership with Deliveroo
// The grocer will focus on its click-and-collect service
Aldi has ended its grocery delivery partnership with Deliveroo in an effort to focus on its own home shopping service.
Around 100 of Aldi’s 950 UK stores offered grocery orders and home deliveries through Deliveroo during the pandemic.
Aldi’s move marks a first shift away from food delivery, which is seen as less profitable.
“We have decided to end our trial with Deliveroo to focus on our click-and-collect service, which remains on offer at more than 200 of our stores nationwide,” Aldi said.
On Thursday Deliveroo said its sales were up 36% in the three months to 31 December compared with the same period a year before and 11% ahead of the previous quarter. However, the figures showed a slowdown from the annual run-rate of 70%.
It said grocery sales made up 8% of the food delivery specialist’s total in the second half of 2021, up from 6% in the same period in 2020.