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- December 16, 2020

In the news: Aldi expands Click & Collect to more than 200 stores

Originally published on The Drinks Business (by Arabella Mileham) - UK discounter Aldi has expanded its trial click and collect service as it aims to roll out the service in more than 200 stores in time for Christmas.

The move comes on back of an agreement between Aldi UK and Canadian e-commerce company, mdf commerce, which operates an ‘omnichannel commerce solution’.

The discounter trialled its first click and collect service at a single store in the Midlands in September before extending it to 18 stores in October. As reported by the drinks bsuiness last month, it said around 200 stores would be able to offer a kerbside click and collect in line with social distancing measures by Christmas’ which amounts to 20% of its 900-strong estate.

Since then it has rolled out the service to six stores in Essex, ten in Leicestershire and Rutland, three in Somerset and 41 in the West Midlands, and three in Cambridgeshire, among others.

The retailer is also trialling a rapid delivery service in partnership with Deliveroo which is now available in nearly 130 stores across the UK.

CEO of Aldi UK and Ireland, Giles Hurley, said that extending this trial was about “providing thousands more of our existing customers with another convenient way to shop with us, while also making Aldi accessible for many others who may not have shopped with us before.”