ALDI Adding Curbside Grocery Pickup to 500 More Stores
ALDI is adding curbside grocery pickup to 500 additional stores by the end of this year, bringing the total number of stores offering the contactless service to more than 1,200.
The retailer, which operates more than 2,000 stores across 37 states, first began offering the service as part of a pilot and has quickly ramped it up during the pandemic.
It also offers delivery via Instacart in nearly all stores, which it first rolled out in 2018.
The company is also opening 100 new stores this year, with a specific focus on Arizona, California, Florida and the Northeast.
ALDI broke ground on a new 564,000-square-foot regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, AL, its sixth in the southern U.S. The center, which will service up to 100 stores, features solar panels, LED lighting and what Aldi described as an environmentally friendly refrigeration system.
"We’re incredibly proud to continue growing in all aspects of our business, from opening new stores to enhancing our e-commerce offerings, especially in light of the challenges businesses have faced in the last year,” said Jason Hart, ALDI U.S. CEO, in a statement. "Our commitment to our shoppers, new and existing, is the same — we will do everything in our power to offer the lowest possible prices every day — and we look forward to supporting more communities across the country with amazing ALDI products at a value that can't be matched."