Aldi’s rates of pay are pretty good, as supermarkets go. The riders who deliver orders, however, are freelance gig economy workers. What happens if they get sick, asks James Moore
One of the more eye-catching business developments during the pandemic has been Aldi’s move into grocery deliveries (prior to the novel coronavirus, its online offer was limited to booze and general merchandise) with the launch of a food box filled with essentials, similar to those several supermarket groups have trialled.
The German discounter has now taken that a step further, partnering with Deliveroo to offer picked orders for the first time.
It’s very much a case of baby steps. There’s just one store in Nottingham participating, with a further seven, also in the East Midlands, set to join in June. The range of goods on offer is also quite limited. It’s a significant move nonetheless.
Subscribe to Independent Premium to bookmark this article
Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Start your Independent Premium subscription today.