Aldi trials delivery service with Deliveroo

Aldi have partnered with Deliveroo to offer grocery home deliveries as demand for online shopping dramatically increases across the UK.

The German supermarket chain began making deliveries from one of its Nottingham stores on Monday and plans to extend the service to seven others across the region.

Aldi’s expansion into grocery delivery comes as supermarkets turn to a variety of new ideas to feed the nation safely amid a surge in demand during the pandemic.

The Deliveroo partnership comes after Aldi launched a £24.99 grocery parcel delivery service last month. The food parcels were put together to help vulnerable and elderly shoppers and contain 22 set essential products including rice, pasta and tea.

Aldi has not previously sold groceries online, although it does sell wine and non-food items via its website.

The supermarket will initially offer a range of 150 essential items such as bread, milk and fresh produce, which can be ordered via the Deliveroo app for delivery in as little as 30 minutes. The minimum order is £15 and delivery costs £4.99.