Aldi is launching a new click and collect service in the UK, with plans to roll the initiative out nationwide in the coming weeks.
The budget retailer said it is currently running a trial in a Midlands store and there are plans in the works to extend the scheme to all customers if successful.
As part of the trail, Aldi colleagues will be able to choose from a full range of grocery items online before visiting the store to collect. All items will then be brought to their cars by staff contact-free, in line with social distancing rules.
If successful, Aldi said "the trial will be extended to customers and at further stores across the country in the near future". The click-and-collect trial will see orders being picked and packed by Aldi colleagues ready for customer collection.
Customers will be offered time slots to arrive at dedicated click-and-collect points in store car parks, where they can pick up their shopping. Giles Hurley, at Aldi UK and Ireland, said: "We know that more and more people want to access the high-quality, affordable food they know they can get at Aldi.
"This is yet another way we are innovating to make sure we best serve our existing customers and make Aldi’s great products and unbeatable prices available to even more people."
Aldi is already trialling a rapid delivery service across several stores in the East Midlands, London, Cambridge and Greater Manchester in partnership with Deliveroo.
The Deliveroo service allows customers to order from a range of 300 Aldi products and have them delivered to their doorstep in 30 minutes.