Economic Warning Signs IncreaseGerman discount grocer is considering the launch of an online store in Britain, according to reports.

While the retailer has offered the online delivery service of alcoholic beverages in Australia since 2013, its entrance in the online grocery market would be the company’s first foray into UK ecommerce.

Its discounted prices have made Aldi a strong contender in the grocery sector, while the company’s move into cyber retail would give the likes of Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s some serious competition.

A spokesperson for Aldi UK said: “It is not an immediate focus for Aldi, which currently has the best performing business model in the grocery sector. However, it is an area we monitor as part of our customer-focused approach.”

February saw Aldi announce plans to open more than 70 new stores and hire an estimated 5,000 staff in Britain this year. This proposal will see Aldi add to its existing 560 stores here in Britain, expanding its portfolio to more than 600 outlets.