Aldi launches food delivery service as lockdown is extended for three more weeks
The discount supermarket will be selling food parcels on its website for the first time to help vulnerable people and those who are self-isolating due to the coronavirus crisis.
For the first time Aldi UK will be selling food parcels online which will be delivered to customers in need.
The parcels will contain 22 products including tinned soup, rice and pasta.
How can you get a food parcel?
Aldi UK will begin selling the food parcels through its first delivery service tomorrow (Friday, April 16).
Each parcel, which will be for home delivery, will also include antibacterial handwash and a four-pack of toilet roll.
The parcels are only available online at www.aldi.co.uk/food-parcels and will retail at £24.99 inclusive of delivery and will be limited to one per customer.
What items are in the food parcels?
Aldi’s food parcels contain 22 products as standard:
Aloe Vera Toilet Tissue 4pk
Choceur Milk Chocolate Bar
UHT Green Semi Skimmed Milk
Biscuit Barrel Assortment
Gold Label Tea
Premium Baked Beans
Premium Plum Tomatoes
Bolognese Pasta Sauce
Tuna Chunks In Brine 4pack
Bramwells Carrot & Coriander Soup
Chilli Con Carne
Basmati Rice 1kg
Part Baked Brown Roll
4 Pack Sweetcorn
Why has the discount supermarket decided provide a home delivery service?
The move marks the first time Aldi UK has sold groceries online.
This follows a number of initiatives from the supermarket aimed at helping the elderly and vulnerable.
Aldi donated £250,000 to Age UK in March and has introduced reserved opening times (30 minutes before normal opening hours Monday to Saturday) for vulnerable shoppers.
Fritz Walleczek, managing director for corporate responsibility at Aldi, said: “We are committed to providing quick, safe and affordable access to food for all our customers and understand that, for some, visiting one of our stores is not an option at the moment.
“We’re constantly looking for new and better ways to support our customers in these uncertain times and I’m hopeful that these food parcels will make life a little easier for some of the country’s most at-risk people.”