Aldi has announced plans to launch an online shopping service in the UK after it reported record sales in 2014.

Aldi UK will start its online offering by selling cases of wine, adding non-food products in the Spring. It said it would offer home delivery and collection services.

The budget supermarket chain announced sales of £6.9 billion in 2014, a 31% rise on last year. However, its profits fell from £270.4 million to £260.3m after greater investment in lowering its prices and hiring more staff.

The chain said it is on track to open 65 stores this year.

Matthew Barnes, chief executive of Aldi UK & Ireland, said: "As the grocery market continues to evolve, our unique model, operational efficiency, private ownership and financial strength mean we're able to keep investing in our business - from people and presence to products and prices."