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Aldi has extended the popular Click and Collect service to more than 200 stores. This service means customers can pick up essential groceries without entering stores. There have been a number of coronavirus restrictions put in place across the UK in the last year.
While some retailers have been forced to temporarily close, supermarkets have remained open so shoppers can get essential groceries. A number of changes were made to stores so it is as safe as possible for those visiting. Aldi also introduced a Click and Collect service so customers can pick up groceries without leaving their cars.(C) GETTY Aldi UK: Click and collect supermarket (C) GETTY Aldi UK: Click and collect supermarket parking
The discount retailer first introduced the service in September last year as a trial at one store in the midlands. Following the successful trial, it was rolled out to a total of 18 UK stores in November. The retailer later announced plans to introduce the service in a number of branches across the UK and it has now been implemented in more than 200 stores.
Chief Executive Officer at Aldi UK and Ireland Giles Hurley said: "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.DON'T MISSBaking soda: 5 unexpected uses for Baking Soda around your home [EXPERT]Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Lidl and Aldi share latest shopping rules [UPDATE]Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Aldi: How to avoid supermarket queues [ADVICE]
"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." Customers can now access the services at stores across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
How does it work?
Shoppers are able to choose from a full range of groceries which they can browse online. Once ordered, they can drive to their chosen stores where the shopping is delivered by a colleague contact-free.(C) EXPRESS Aldi UK: The cost of delivery at supermarkets
Shoppers must book a collection slot and orders are picked and packed by colleagues inside the store for the selected time.
An Aldi statement said: "Our pickers are trained to choose the freshest options for your order. "If any products are unavailable we aim to choose the best substitute for you - and always charge you the lower price so you never lose out." Customers can check if the service is available at their local store by searching their postcode on the Aldi website.
All slots come with a charge of GBP4.99 with no minimum spend required to make a purchase. Those using the service are also given the flexibility to amend orders. This can be done up until 11.50pm the night before the day of the collection.
When arriving to pick up groceries, shoppers should arrive and follow Click & Collect parking bay instructions.
Their items will be delivered by colleagues as soon as possible.