Aldi Ireland has announced that it is doubling the number of stores offering its on-demand home delivery service in partnership with Deliveroo.
This means that over 1.5 million Irish shoppers will be able to avail of the service in the run up to Christmas, the discount retailer said.
Niall O’Connor, group managing director, Aldi said: "This is vital when more people, in particular older vulnerable people, are at home and isolating."
"This is an exciting new venture for Aldi, and we look forward to continuing to expand our offering into the future,” he added.
Shoppers across the whole of Dublin, Cork City, Galway City and Limerick City can now benefit from the on-demand delivery service.
The service was initially available from two Dublin stores in June but has since been expanded into a further four counties following a great customer response.
Aldi initially offered around 140 essential items through the service but grew the product offering in September.
Customers can order more than 350 products through the on-demand home delivery service and can have groceries delivered to their door in as little as 30 minutes.
The supermarket chain said that customers have reported a satisfaction score of more than 95%.
Trends show that the top five items purchased nationally through the app are orange juice, fresh milk, mushrooms, peppers and chicken breasts, it added.
A wide variety of everyday staple items are also available through the app, including cooking and cleaning products, as well as other essential items, like babies’ nappies.
“At Deliveroo, we are doing everything we can to make sure that people get the food they need and want during this unprecedented time," said Ajay Lakhwani, vice president of New Business, Deliveroo.
"We are pleased to partner with Aldi to deliver even more choice to our customers as they continue to keep safe at home,” he added.
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