Much larger Aldi rivals together with Tesco and Morrisons are equally experimenting with identical technology and there are programs to roll it out if shoppers respond very well. 

Aldi shoppers will scan a smartphone application when entering the retailer and following leaving will get an emailed receipt and be charged automatically using their preferred card.

It is recognized the tech operates by monitoring what consumers get from shelves, with no any scanning of merchandise necessary, in a identical way to Amazon’s Refreshing outlets.

Giles Hurley, manager of Aldi Uk, said: “We are often on the lookout to redefine what it implies to be a discounted retailer, and the technology involved in this trial will give us a wealth of learnings.

“We are really thrilled to be testing this concept that will empower consumers to select from our range of high quality merchandise, all readily available at unbeatable price ranges, then leave the retailer with no getting to shell out at a until.”