By the end of July, approximately 600 Aldi stores, roughly one-third of the German low-price retailer’s U.S. locations, will offer Curbside Grocery Pickup. The rollout to stores in 35 states follows successful pilots in select markets.
“Our Curbside Grocery Pickup pilot was quickly embraced by our customers and demand for this service has continued to increase,” said Jason Hart, CEO of Aldi U.S. in a statement.
Parking spots have been designated for the service and an Aldi employee will load groceries into cars. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdowns, numerous retailers have launched or expanded contactless curbside pickup. However, unlike companies such as Walmart and Target, which offer free pickup, Aldi is charging a fee for the service.
Curbside pickup expands on the home grocery delivery option Aldi began offering through Instacart in 2017, which has since expanded to comprise more than 10,000 zip codes across the nation.