Aldi is kicking its curbside pickup operation into high gear, with plans to expand the service to nearly 600 stores. The discount chain's latest move comes as grocery delivery and its ilk (like curbside pickup) continue to trend as one of the most in demand grocery offerings by consumers.
"Our Curbside Grocery Pickup pilot was quickly embraced by our customers and demand for this service has continued to increase. We're pleased to be bringing this service to customers across 35 states over the next several weeks," said Jason Hart, CEO.
According to a press release, consumers can now access the full selection of Aldi exclusive products and exciting Aldi Finds via curbside pickup. Shoppers simply fill their online carts with fresh and affordable products and select a pickup time and location at checkout. Designated parking spots are clearly marked when they arrive at their Aldi and an employee will load groceries into their car.
"We are always looking for ways to make the Aldi shopping experience even more convenient and accessible for everyone," Hart continued. "Whether shopping in-store, or online for delivery or pickup, we'll continue to be here to safely serve our customers."
Curbside Grocery Pickup is the latest addition to Aldi's e-commerce offerings. In 2017, Aldi successfully launched a grocery delivery pilot, which has continuously expanded and now includes the availability of alcohol and many Aldi Finds online. Aldi customers in more than 10,000 ZIP codes nationwide have access to online grocery delivery.
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