Supermarket leader Aldi is to pay its store and distribution staff a 10 per cent bonus on hours worked as it looks to reward them for their efforts throughout the coronavirus outbreak. 

It has also announced that it is offering dedicated shopping times for emergency workers. Between 9.30am and 10am on Sundays, Aldi stores will open solely for key workers in the NHS, police force and fire service. In Scotland the dedicated time will run from 8.30am to 9am. Eligible customers will also be able to take priority at checkouts when they open at 10am. 

As part of its ongoing support for over 1,000 small suppliers, Aldi is also reducing payment terms so that any supplier with a turnover of less than £1M will now be paid immediately.