Aldi is extending its current trial with Deliveroo into 11 new stores, including five more in London and launching in Greater Manchester and Cambridge for the first time.
The extension more than doubles the number of stores currently running the trial partnership after eight stores in Nottinghamshire introduced the Deliveroo service in May, with Camden launching in June.
It means customers living near 20 stores in England will now be able to choose from around 200 essential Aldi groceries online, then have them delivered to their door in as little as 30 minutes.
Three stores across Greater London, plus another in Cambridge, are the latest stores to join the trial, with five stores in Greater Manchester and two additional London stores, Archway and Balham, joining next week.
Richard Thornton, communications director at Aldi UK, said: “Even as many lockdown restrictions are lifted, we’re aware that there are still many people who are shielding and would like to shop at Aldi but can’t.
“In extending this trial further, we are making it even easier for thousands more people in different parts of the country to get hold of great quality food at Aldi’s unbeatable prices.”
Ajay Lakhwani, vice president of new business, Deliveroo said: “We are pleased that Aldi is extending its current trial with Deliveroo into 11 new stores. At Deliveroo we want to play our role in making sure households have access to everything they need and want during COVID-19. This expansion is fantastic news for our customers, who can now enjoy an even wider choice of great quality food in as little as 30 minutes.”
Once orders are placed via the Deliveroo app, groceries are then picked and packed by Aldi colleagues before being delivered to addresses within up to 5km of the store by Deliveroo’s network of riders.
The latest stores to join the trial are as follows:
- North Finchley
- Histon Rd, Cambridge
The following stores will launch a Deliveroo service next Monday (20/07/20):
- Manchester Ancoats
- Manchester Arndale
- Archway, London
Aldi will continue to monitor the partnership closely in each location before making any further decisions. If successful, the Deliveroo service could be rolled out across more stores in other towns and cities across the UK before the end of the year.