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05/28/2020

Aldi drives curbside grocery pickup across the U.S.

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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A rapidly-growing discount grocer is moving out of pilot phase with curbside pickup.

After a successful pilot of in select markets, curbside grocery pickup will be available in nearly 600 Aldi stores across the country by the end of July. On the Aldi U.S. e-commerce site or mobile app, customers can find the nearest store offering curbside service, fill their shopping cart, and select pickup time and location at checkout. Designated parking spots are clearly marked and an employee will load groceries into their car. Aldi’s full product assortment is available for curbside pickup.

Curbside grocery pickup is the latest addition to e-commerce offerings at Aldi. In 2017, Aldi launched a grocery delivery pilot, which has expanded to more than 10,000 ZIP codes nationwide and since November 2019 has included the availability of alcohol.

"Our curbside grocery pickup pilot was quickly embraced by our customers and demand for this service has continued to increase,” said Jason Hart, CEO, Aldi U.S. “We're pleased to be bringing this service to customers across 35 states over the next several weeks. 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."

Aldi operates nearly 2,000 stores across 36 states and is on track to become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022.