High demand for Aldi self-tests in Berlin

High demand for Aldi self-tests in Berlin

In Berlin on Saturday, many people bought Corona self-tests at the discounter Aldi. A dpa reporter reported how a queue of people formed even before a store opened in the Friedrichshain district. Some of them had gone empty-handed because the discounter did not have enough tests for everyone. A dpa photographer observed something similar at two other markets. Users also wrote on Twitter that tests had already been sold out early in the morning.

Corona self-tests from Aldi

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A man holds a pack of Corona self-tests from Aldi.

Large-scale sales of Corona self-tests began in German retail stores on 06 March 2021. "The items we had in stock in our stationary shops were sold out in most of our shops in the morning, as expected," Aldi Süd and Aldi Nord announced. The next deliveries are expected in the new week. The discounter had already indicated in advance that the promotional goods could already be sold out on the first day of the campaign.

Corona quick tests soon also at Rewe, Rossmann, Edeka and dm

At competitor Lidl, the quick test could be ordered online - if customers got to the payment process at all. "Our website is currently unavailable. Please try again at a later time," the website read for hours. The reason was the high demand for the Corona tests, it said on a banner. Lidl announced that it would "soon" sell Corona quick tests not only online, but also in all its shops. Supermarkets Rewe and Edeka plan to start selling them soon. The drugstore chains Rossmann and dm plan to start on Tuesday. Pharmacies also want to offer the products.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Saturday, 6. March 2021 19:56 Uhr

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