German discounter Aldi is testing a new express home delivery service in Portugal through a partnership with Glovo.
In parts of the Greater Lisbon area, customers can now purchase their groceries via the Glovo application and receive them at home within 30 minutes.
The list of products available includes various convenience items, ranging from bakery, grocery, dairy products to hygiene, beauty and cleaning products.
More items will be added to the list in due course, Aldi said.
The pilot project kicked off with the Aldi Laranjeiro store followed by nine other outlets in the Lisbon metropolitan area, including Alfragide, Massamá, Telheiras, São Domingos de Rana, Amoreira, Rio Mouro, Bobadela, Casal de Cambra, and Amora.
Aldi is the third grocery retailer in Portugal to enter into a partnership with Glovo after Sonae's Continente chain and DIA's Minipreço.
The launch of the e-commerce service is part of Aldi Portugal's growth strategy, which also includes expanding its store network.
Last year, the discounter opened ten new outlets, taking the total number of stores to 83.
It also commenced construction of a logistics centre in Moita, for which it has earmarked €50 million.
The plan for 2021 includes 25 new store openings, of which the five have already opened in Peniche, São Cosme, Valbom, Mafra, Esposende and Arroja.
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