Aldi has ended its trial partnership with home delivery firm Deliveroo, due to customers returning to in store shopping.
Aldi started its trial partnership with Deliveroo during the national lockdown in May 2020.
The on-demand service was introduced to Aldi customers to offer customers greater flexibility and access to groceries, and to support people across the country who were self-isolating due to Covid-19.
An Aldi spokesperson, told betterRetailing.com that the decision was made so they could focus on their own delivery service, “We have decided to end our trial with Deliveroo to focus on our Click and Collect service, which remains on offer at more than 200 of our stores nationwide.”
A spokesperson for Deliveroo added: “Deliveroo has enjoyed working with Aldi during the trial period. Deliveroo delivers from over 4,600 partner grocery sites in the UK and Ireland and we look forward to our service continuing to grow.”
As restrictions have eased and the number of customers shopping in stores have returned to normal, Aldi made the decision to end the partnership.
Customers can still buy SpecialBuy products, wines and spirits online for home delivery and order groceries online for Click & Collect.
Read more about convenience retail services