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Aldi: Big rush for corona self-tests all over Germany

Numerous customers are waiting for an Aldi branch to open in the Bult district.

Numerous customers are waiting for an Aldi branch to open in the Bult district.

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The discounter Aldi has been offering Corona self-tests for sale since this Saturday. The rush for the tests was great, and the discounter was surprised by the high demand. “As expected, the items that we had in store in the stores were sold out in most of our stores in the morning,” said Aldi Süd and Aldi Nord. The discounter was “surprised in this intensity” by the interest in the tests.

Aldi asked customers who missed out for their understanding. The next deliveries are expected in the new week. The discounter had already pointed out in advance that the promotional goods could be sold out on the first day of the promotion.

The tests at Timmendorfer Strand were sold out after 12 minutes

In a branch on Timmendorfer Strand, the tests are said to have sold out after just 12 minutes, reports the “Bild”. In front of many other Aldi branches in Germany, long queues are said to have formed in the early morning before the store opened – numerous customers wanted to purchase the self-tests.

Competitor Lidl and the Rewe and Edeka supermarkets also want to start selling soon. The drugstore chains Rossmann and dm are planning the start for Tuesday. Pharmacies also want to offer the products.

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