Last year, Aldi added its curbside pickup service to 600 stores in 35 states. On Wednesday, Aldi announced that the wildly popular option, which it offers through Instacart, is coming to 500 more locations. Though prices of goods bought online and delivered to customers' homes may be higher than the prices of those bought in store, for many shoppers, the convenience is well-worth the extra cost (which also includes a fee).
Aldi is continuing to open new stores, approaching its goal of becoming the nation's third largest grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022. The discount retailer plans to open about 100 new stores this year.
“We’re growing because our customers love our amazing quality products at unbeatable prices," Aldi U.S. CEO Jason Hart told USA TODAY in a statement. "As we continue to grow, we remain focused on always offering the lowest possible prices to as many people as possible, no matter how they choose to shop."