Aldi is testing a new till-free shop where customers can get out without paying for their items at the till.

The concept store opens in London and uses the latest technology to avoid the need for a traditional conveyor belt and checkout counter.

We reported last month that Tesco was testing a similar technology.

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Customers in the new store scan a smartphone app to enter the store, where they can collect their purchases before simply walking with it.

After your visit you will receive an email receipt and will be automatically charged with your chosen payment method.

The store is currently being tested by colleagues and Aldi says further trials will be conducted by the public.

Aldi says the concept store will employ about as many colleagues as a typical Aldi local store.

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Giles Hurley, Chief Executive Officer of Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “We are always trying to redefine what it means to be a discounter and the technology used in this study will provide us with a wealth of insight .

“We are very pleased to test this concept, which enables customers to choose from our range of quality products at unbeatable prices and then leave the store without having to pay at the checkout.”

Last year, Aldi introduced its click-and-collect service.