ALDI is expanding its Curbside Grocery Pickup to offer more options to customers. After a successful pilot in select markets, Curbside Grocery Pickup will be available in nearly 600 ALDI stores across the country by the end of July.
Curbside Grocery Pickup is the latest addition to eCommerce offerings at ALDI. In 2017, the supermarket chain launched a grocery delivery pilot, which has continuously expanded and now includes the availability of alcohol and many ALDI Finds online. Customers in more than 10,000 ZIP codes nationwide have access to online grocery delivery.
“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, ALDI U.S. “We are always looking for ways to make the ALDI shopping experience even more convenient and accessible for everyone. Whether shopping in-store, or online for delivery or pickup, we’ll continue to be here to safely serve our customers.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, curbside pickup has grown in popularity as shoppers try to make fewer trips to stores.
At shop.ALDI.us, customers can access the full selection of ALDI exclusive products. 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.
However, the added convenience can come at a price. Aldi says prices may vary depending on the platform used and its groceries will cost more than what shoppers would pay in-store. “The in-store price of a particular item at the time a purchase is made, including for weighted items, may differ from what is available through the Instacart platform. Prices and availability are subject to delays or errors and may change without notice.”
Additional fees apply to online orders, said the grocery chain.
Headquartered in Batavia, Illinois, ALDI now has more than 1,900 stores across 36 states, employs over 25,000 people and has been steadily growing since opening its first US store in Iowa in 1976. By 2022, ALDI will bring its total number of US stores to nearly 2,500 and is on track to become the third-largest grocery retailer by store count.