Aldi trials Deliveroo service

Aldi store

Aldi has launched an experimental home delivery service in partnership with Deliveroo.

The trial has started with a store in Nottingham before it rolls out to a further seven branches across the East Midlands in June.

Customers can order from over 150 Aldi products through the Deliveroo app. The initial range of essential items – like bread, milk and fresh produce – will then be delivered to customers’ doorsteps in as little as 30 minutes.

The trial follows Aldi’s recent move into online food parcels, which were introduced to help self-isolating and vulnerable customers. Priced at £23.99, inclusive of delivery, the parcels contain 22 products including tinned soup, rice and pasta.

If successful, the rapid delivery service could extend to further Aldi stores by the end of 2020.

The news comes as rival delivery service Just Eat criticised the CMA’s approval of a £442m investment in Deliveroo by online giant Amazon. Pizza chain Domino’s also slammed the move.