Aldi trials self-service checkouts

Discount supermarket chain, Aldi has begun trialling self-service checkouts in one of its stores for the first time.

The first automated tills is now at the supermarket’s Glascote store in Tamworth, allowing customers to pay for their own shopping without it being scanned by a Store Assistant.

The system, which includes both card-only and cash tills, is being trialled at the Aldi’s Glascote store with a view to evaluate the technology before further roll-out decisions are made.

Richard Thornton, Communications Director at Aldi UK, said, “As well as providing outstanding quality products at unbeatable prices, we are focused on giving our customers a quick and simple experience in our stores.

“We think these new checkouts will help further improve that experience and we are looking forward to seeing how customers respond to this extra option at our Glascote store.”

Aldi opened its first UK store in 1990, and now has almost 800, with a target set for 1,000 stores by 2022.