Thursday 19 January 2023

Aldi Scrapping Online Delivery Service To Focus On Stores And Value


Click to enlarge

Aldi is axing its home delivery service for its non-food ‘Specialbuys’, as well as wine and spirits, to focus on opening new stores and keeping prices low.

The move will leave click & collect of groceries, which Aldi launched in 2020 across over 200 stores, as its only online operation when the other services come to an end this year.

The discounter launched home delivery of wines and spirits in 2015, which grew to offer shoppers many of its non-food Specialbuys exclusively online.

An Aldi spokesperson commented: “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.

“We will also stop selling our Specialbuys online for home delivery later this year.”
Aldi currently has over 950 stores in the UK and hopes to reach 1,000 during 2023.

NamNews Implications
  • For me, this IGD stand-out slide of 2022, says it all about home delivery.
  • Aldi are obviously applying the same logic…
  • (also worth keeping in mind that even Amazon could only break even on online retail, at best)
  • Aldi dropping online delivery is a monumental step for retail...

No comments: