According to Aldi, durable foods such as pasta are in high demand in the coronavirus crisis.
According to the company, more than 60,000 packets of fusilli, 75,000 packets of penne and a quarter of a million packets of spaghetti have already been imported from Italy – and this is just the beginning.
Nudel replenishment by train instead of trucks: To ensure that there is enough pasta on the shelf in the future, Aldi and DB Schenker are now bringing the goods from Italy to Germany by special train. “In a first delivery, several special trains have already brought over 60,000 parcels of fusilli, more than 75,000 parcels of Penne and well over a quarter of a million parcels of spaghetti from Italy to Nuremberg,” said a message from the discounter on Thursday. In total, the rail logistics subsidiary Schenker delivered more than 200 tons of pasta in around 300 pallets. Trucks delivered the packages from branches to branches in southern Germany from Nuremberg.
According to Aldi, durable foods such as pasta are in high demand in the coronavirus crisis. At the same time, it had become more difficult to transport the goods to Germany. “Because transports to Italy are currently declining, trucks and trains are missing there to go back.” With the alternative that has now been created, you are no longer dependent on just one forwarder and can react flexibly to bottlenecks. Another delivery with more than 250 pallets is already on the way, according to the announcement. Discussions between Aldi and Schenker are currently underway as to whether there will be such special trains on a regular basis in the future, said a spokesman for the logistics company.