An ALDI spokesperson has confirmed the initiative in a new statement.
ALDI supermarket has been applauded over a new service it is offering to customers in stores.
The initiative was first spotted by an eagle-eyed Gold Coast shopper who made the discovery at his local store.
Sharing on Reddit, the customer said he was excited to see that ALDI had placed a large crate filled with empty boxes at the entrance.
The boxes were there so that shoppers could use them to stack their groceries as they moved around the store - and then take them home free of charge.
“Spotted this at ALDI Varsity Lakes on the GC - how good is this?” he wrote.
An ALDI shopper revealed how his local store now had boxes stored at the entrance for customers to use. Credit: Supplied
“They’ve put a crate full of empty boxes at the front door so you can grab one to carry your groceries in and then take it home with you.
“I always forget a coin for a trolley, so this is perfect.
“Honestly, more stores - like Woolies and Coles - should do this.”
ALDI said the boxes are a free and sustainable option for all customers to use. Credit: Supplied
“Any empty boxes found in stores are free to use while shopping,” a spokesperson said.
“We pride ourselves on being Good Different and a sustainable business, so if the grocery bags have been left behind we encourage customers to pick up an empty box in-store or reusable plastic bags at the counter to help get their shopping home.”
The shopper called on more stores to follow ALDI’s lead with the free box display in stores. Credit: Supplied