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Aldi has been out in front when it comes to coping with the pandemic — perhaps because it is a global chain based in Europe, which was hard-hit by the COVID-19 virus long before it hit our shores. That said, shopping anywhere right now can feel dangerous — and nobody wants to put themselves or their family at risk.
That said, if you’ve been hesitant to set foot in the store again due to ongoing health concerns, Aldi’s got some really good news! According to Supermarket News, Aldi will soon be expanding its curbside pickup service to nearly 600 stores nationwide.
According to Path to Purchase IQ, Aldi quietly rolled out a test of their curbside pickup service in spring 2019 at four Milwaukee-area Aldi stores. One of their editors tested out the service using the Instacart app, and found it quite easy to navigate the process. He noted that the app allowed him not only to select the items he wanted, but he could also get updates on his order, tell store employees when he was en route to the store, inform them as to the type and color of his vehicle, and even contact an Aldi associate directly if there was a problem. The Instacart app also shared a pic of his Aldi’s specific pickup location, so he’d know exactly where to park when he got there, although he noted that there was adequate signage both outside and inside the store that made the location perfectly clear.
Supermarket News reports that Aldi U.S. CEO Jason Hart said the curbside pilot program was, quote, “quickly embraced by our customers, and demand for this service has continued to increase.” What with the need for safer shopping arrangements in the age of COVID-19 — like enforced social distancing regulations — there was no time like the present for Aldi to meet shoppers’ demands.
“It’s a new day, and, like always, you can count on us to ensure in-store social distancing so you can shop safely.”
In order to utilize Aldi’s curbside pickup service, you’ll use Aldi’s Instacart page or mobile app to fill your virtual cart, then choose your preferred store and pickup time at checkout. Once you arrive at the store, you’ll park in one of the designated pickup spots, and an Aldi associate will be right out with the groceries you’ve selected. Keep watching the video to see that Aldi just launched a new feature shoppers will love.
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