Coronavirus: Aldi gives employees 10% raise

Aldi gives employees 10% raise during coronavirus crisis

Grocery chain Aldi is giving its employees a 10% raise, company officials said Wednesday.

The raise would be backdated for hours worked since March 9, Retail Gazette reported.

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The grocer also is encouraging social distancing in its stores.

It has installed plastic screening at checkouts, developed special hours for vulnerable customers and is ensuring people keep at least 6 feet away from each other.

Rival grocer Lidl announced Thursday it is hiring 1,000 employees and will offer free coronavirus insurance benefits, Business Insider reported.