Discount grocer Aldi has launched a trial of its first ever self-service checkout tills at one of its stores.

Aldi said the first automated tills will be piloted at the supermarket chain’s Glascote store in Tamworth, Staffordshire, and went live on Monday.

Aldi self-service checkout tills

The new tills are on trial at an Aldi store in Tamworth

The discounter said the new system, which includes card-only and cash tills, is being trialled with a view to evaluate the technology before a decision on further rollouts is made.

Aldi UK communications director Richard Thornton 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.”

The self-service trial comes three weeks after the discounter launched a trial of a smaller c-store format in south London.

The 6,400 sq ft store, in Balham, stocks 1,500 of the retailer’s 1,800 SKUs and is a one-off. However, Retail Week understands the format could be rolled out more widely across London depending on results.