Aldi selling food online in the UK for the first time

The discount supermarket chain Aldi is to sell food online in the UK for the first time.

It has started selling food parcels on its website today, designed to help vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.

A queueing system had formed on the company's website this morning.

Credit: Aldi
Credit: Aldi

The parcels, which will be delivered to homes, will contain 22 products including tinned soup, rice, pasta, antibacterial handwash and toilet roll.

They will cost £24.99 including delivery and will be limited to one per customer.

Previously Aldi, which is based in Atherstone in Warwickshire, has only sold homeware and electricals through its website.

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Fritz Walleczek, managing director for corporate responsibility at Aldi, said,

Morrisons and Marks & Spencer have already launched their own food parcel services.