I'm shopping at Aldi (grocery store) today. It's a bare bones store w/ cart deposits and customer bags/bagging, which allows them to offer goods at cheaper prices. Do/would you shop at Aldi?
Did once, it was enough.
My uncle said the same thing. It pissed him off that the cashier "threw" his groceries into the cart after scanning them.
I don't shop there because the quality isn't as good as what I get elsewhere. I'd rather pay a bit.mote to get what I want. Renting the cart didn't bother me at all though...it solves a bunch of problems.
I'm with you. They just came to town, but I'm not a fan. On the bright side, we're finally getting Wegmans!
Oh dang. We have Wegmans here, but I've always been afraid to go. It seems to be some sort of grocery store wonderland and I'm afraid I may not make it out!
wegmans is wonderful
See, RVA....another one who has fallen victim. 😁
It's a cult!
We don't have Aldi here but I've heard they are coming. I'll gone them a try.
I've also heard about the German brothers that stayed the company and one of the brothers broke of and started Trader Joe's.
Oh, that's interesting! I wish we had a TJ's close.
I love shopping there, my kids love shopping there, the employees are great. I'm so glad I have one close by. Maybe I'll get an Aldi in my neighborhood and you'll get a TJ's!
Grew up in Germany, it was a staple.
Great concept and execution.
It's not my first choice, but it's ok for produce.
I'm a big fan.
Cheap produce 👌🏻
Yes! $0.49 avocados! MmMmm.
YES, da 💣
We have Aldi here, problem with it is that because it is a so called budget supermarket (like Lidl) you arent always guaranteed that they will have what you want
I shopped there sometimes when I lived in Morgantown WV, but I moved from there in 1998, and haven't lived near an Aldi since then. It seemed to be a good place to pick up basic foods relatively inexpensively, although the product line was limited. That suited my needs well, though. I don't have a problem with the cart "rental" fee except for the handicapped (and maybe they have a solution for that); it means they don't have to pay someone to fetch all the carts back to the store. And I approve of bringing your own bags (or paying for disposable ones) and doing your own bagging, anyway. Keeps costs down.
We had that out here. It was called fresh n easy.
I used to shop there. Then I started shopping at Kroger because we moved to where there wasn't one. When we moved back to where there was one, I tried it again. Either we were used to horrible tasting food or their quality has gone downhill. We wound up giving most of the food away.
I shop Kroger's sales and use coupons (digital and printed). Plus, I get points on my Kroger card than I can use to save money on gas.
I shop at Kroger often too, but I feel like they've gone up on the prices of a lot of items (blamed it on high gas prices, but gas prices dropped significantly and the food costs stay high). I do love their personalized coupons for produce, meat, and dairy!
I get coupons through the mail, e-mail, and at the register from Kroger. Plus, I use digital coupons and ones from the Sunday paper. I also sign up at company websites to get their coupons. We might spend a little more at Kroger, but I know we're going to like/eat the food. Aldi's is cheaper, but not if we're eating out or throwing/giving it away because we don't like it.
I loooooooove Aldi!!!
They haven't made it to Oregon yet but I will if they get here. They are a big customer of my company.
I shopped there a few times in NC. At Christmas time, it was the best place to buy poinsettias.
I've only shopped there a few times.
I'm not understanding what is different about the store?
You have to "rent" your cart with a quarter and you have to bag all of your own groceries in boxes or bags you brought yourself.
It's a "discount" store. They carry a more limited variety of stuff, so you're not faced with, for example, 12 brands of toothpaste, and 23 varieties of each brand. That can be good or bad, depending on whether you're picky, & whether they carry a product you want. They minimize costs where possible, sometimes stocking an open carton of a product in their box rather than shelving the packages individually. I believe they charge for disposable bags, although they used to, at least, have a pile of empty cartons for you to use instead of bags.