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Aldi focuses on click and collect as it stops home delivery of Specialbuys and alcohol

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Aldi’s online offering will soon only be click and collect services as the budget supermarket scraps home delivery of alcohol later this month, with the purchasing of Specialbuys online to be shelved in the autumn.

According to reports in The Grocer, Aldi has already reduced the number of Specialbuy products available on its website.

“We keep our prices low by being the most efficient retailer in Britain and we have therefore taken the decision to stop selling wine and spirits online for home delivery from later this month,” Aldi said.

“We will also stop selling our Specialbuys online for home delivery later this year. We are working with our colleagues to understand the impact of this change for our people. This will involve exploring different options for our colleagues across Aldi.”

Aldi has previously halted its Deliveroo trial to focus on its click and collect service, which has been on offer in more than 200 Aldi stores nationwide since December 2020. Last month, Giles Hurley, Aldi’s CEO, said the supermarket also had “big plans” to extend its existing collection offering this year.

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