Aldi now using Deliveroo for 30-minute grocery delivery service starting in Nottingham
Aldi is teaming up with Deliveroo to offer grocery home deliveries as the coronavirus crisis increases demand for online shopping.
The discount supermarket chain began making deliveries from its Daleside Road store in Nottingham on Monday and plans to extend the service to seven stores across the East Midlands next month.
The Deliveroo tie-up comes after Aldi launched a £24.99 grocery parcel delivery service recently. The food parcels contain 22 set essential products including rice, pasta, tea and toilet roll and are delivered directly from Aldi’s warehouse.
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.
Aldi’s expansion into grocery delivery comes as supermarkets turn to a variety of new ideas to get food to people’s homes amid a surge in demand during the pandemic.
M&S and Morrisons are also offering emergency food box schemes. M&S and the Co-op offer essentials deliveries with Deliveroo. Sainsbury’s last week teamed up with courier firm Stuart to launch its one-hour cycle delivery service, Chop Chop, to 20 cities.
In normal times, the UK buys less than 7% of its groceries online but this is now more than 10%.
Tesco has more than doubled its number of delivery slots, including click and collect, to 1.2 million since the lockdown came into effect and Sainsbury’s is on course to increase its number of slots by more than 75% to 600,000.
Asda, Morrisons, Iceland and Waitrose have also increased their deliveries in an attempt to meet demand from families and millions of people over 70 or with health conditions who have been asked to isolate at home to shield themselves from the virus.