Why is ALDI so fricking great? >low prices. >high quality. >wide range of produce. >fresh food

Why is ALDI so fricking great?
>low prices
>high quality
>wide range of produce
>fresh food

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >high quality
    lolno
    >wide range of produce
    hell fricking no lmao

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mostly their own generic brand, very few name brands. Little to no advertising costs. Small staff, usually 2 or 3 people running the whole place at a time. Checkout is lightning fast so they only need to run one register. Customers return their own carts, so no need to pay a wrangler. Customers either bring or pay for their own bags.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      moreover, as a private company, it only has to line the pockets of a select few heirs rather than a gazillion shareholders.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >high quality
    lies started here

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here in Europe Lidl is the better of the two big German discounts, although by all means Aldi isn't bad either.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lidl is for foreigners only and besides that, you are blatantly lying Achmed

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Lidl around me closed a couple of years back but I still have there bags. Sometimes I go to Aldis just to flaunt them around until the employees get mad and kick me out of the store...

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >drive there any time of the day
    >complete gamble whether you'll walk in to 5+ people lined up at the single open register with carts full of shit

    I just wanna get my meat deal of the week and a couple picks from whatever produce they have man

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, just because it's cheap doesn't mean you have to fill your fricking cart FULL

      IT'S JUST TRADER JOES BUT FOR NAZI GERMAN gayS.
      >TRADER JOES IS TOO ETHNIC
      >REMAKE TRADER JOES BUT MAKE IT GERMANIC WHITE EUROPEAN,NOW I WILL SHOP THERE.

      Trader Joes is for rich kids, my Aldi is literally in Camden

      >Things have gotten better since Aldi started accepting credit cards in our region (they didn't ten years ago).
      credit card fees probably eat more than 50% of their profit margin ~2%

      It's the cost of doing business and I don't care one bit

      >Cashiers don't typically bag your items.
      They usually do WHAT in your country?! Why the frick would any ordinary grocery store pay people to do that?

      Gonna blow your mind but we used to let a SECOND adult live a decent life being a bagger for each register. We used to be a proper country

      I've noticed that they have better refrigeration than most grocery stores. I never see any meat close to being bad at Aldi. Their meat section is small, but it is getting quite decent for the price. That Norwegian farmed salmon is top notch for most store salmon. Their beef is surprisingly good too and they are one of the few places to keep lamb in stock. I like them quite a bit. The only issue is that they have pretty bad produce. You kind of have to go to a bigger grocery store as well as Aldi because they always somehow don't carry one particular item you need. The last culprit was parsley. They had thyme, mint, and cilantro, but not parsley. Weirdest thing.

      Yup ACME and Aldi today

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Camden
        Camden is rich, what are you on about? Or is this another one of your Yank towns named after a proper place that you, inexplicably, expect everyone on earth to know. I bet not even your own countrymen outside of your special little corner of Babyjesusburg know what the frick "Camden" you're talking about lmao

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Trader Joes is for rich kids
        TJs is the cheapest grocer in my city aside from Walmart, and I live in nowheresville

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Trust me. Nobody wants to steal cooking apples. Them sour

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      G. Smith apples are the best and you better pay your god damn respects.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Granny Smith
        Sweaty, that ain't a cooking apple. We're talking about Bramley.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Oh. My apologies.
          I'm not native to this board, and didn't know the difference. Carry on.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I made millions with aldi

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It won't last.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They've lasted since 1961

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's because ALDI's business model is heavily focused on efficiency in a lot of aspects and cutting costs. Lets go over a few examples:

    1. Most products are off brand only found at aldi stores. Id estimate around 85-90% of the store is composed this way.
    2. Products are in "display ready cases" aka come shipped from our suppliers/vendors to warehouse to store in the same packaging used on the store shelves.
    3. Cashiers are measured based on their ringing speed. They were expected to ring above a certain threshold. To help with this many products have upwards to like 4 barcodes for easy scanning.
    4. Cashiers don't typically bag your items. It becomes the customers duty where there is a bagging area. Frequent shoppers come with their own reusable bags since Aldi doesn't offer free ones - unless you want to purchase.
    5. The layout is purposely planned to be energy efficient (ranging from freezers to lights).
    6. Most ALDI stores are small resulting in less rent to be paid and less inventory stored.
    7. ALDI uses Just-in-Time inventory management method.
    8. Regular associates are trained to be able to work the floor and register if needed. Not many employees as one would expect so the ones in the store perform lots of tasks.

    For reference preCovid era I used to work as a manager at one of the busiest stores in the U.S. in terms of both foot traffic and revenue for a couple of years.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >To help with this many products have upwards to like 4 barcodes for easy scanning.
      Or the barcodes on cans that go all the way around. Pretty based tbh (not that we should be eating food from plastic-lined cans).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Things have gotten better since Aldi started accepting credit cards in our region (they didn't ten years ago).

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Things have gotten better since Aldi started accepting credit cards in our region (they didn't ten years ago).
        credit card fees probably eat more than 50% of their profit margin ~2%

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sure, but cash also isn't free to handle. You need to pay people to transport it securely to a bank otherwise it'll just get stolen by local meth addicts.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Explain just in time please.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Do a web search:
        >Just-in-time (or JIT) is an inventory management method in which you keep as little inventory on hand as possible. That means you don’t stockpile products and raw materials just in case you need them—you simply reorder products to replace those you’ve already sold. The goal of a JIT system is to receive new products just as they’re needed—any sooner and you’ll have excess inventory levels, and you’ll encounter stockouts if shipments come too late.
        https://www.business.org/finance/inventory-management/what-is-just-in-time-inventory-management/

        That anon can comment further, but from a grocery perspective I assume the main benefits are:
        >less warehouse space needed
        >less Forklift Certified Heroes needed on staff to account for large deliveries
        >less expired products to throw out

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why web search when I have a sweet man like you to explain it to me? I figured it was something like this. Thank you.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're welcome. Have a nice weekend, anon. Stay safe.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I'm a little scared now but I will try. Y y you too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Cashiers don't typically bag your items.

      That's how it has been in Germany where ALDI comes from forever. Someone else packing your bag is a completely novel concept here. You put your goods onto the belt, then the cashier scans them and at the other side there is a small area where you then pick them up again and put them in your bag.
      Someone else doing it would be super weird for most Germans. ALDI probably simply took that over to other countries.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Someone else doing it would be super weird for most Germans
        I wouldn't want it even if it was offered. 9 out of 10 grocery stores are moronic women that can't even get that right, ruining your shit in the process

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Cashiers don't typically bag your items.
      They usually do WHAT in your country?! Why the frick would any ordinary grocery store pay people to do that?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you forgot the cart system

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They also don't play music in their stores. It's completely silent.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It’s so we can shop to the stressed breathing of single mothers

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Really? When November and December hit I just may have to start shopping there exclusively.
        Those poor wagies at my regular places probably have nightmares of Mariah Carey eating them alive to upbeat jingles before January rolls around.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >At most hear the basic ass radio playing, maybe ads for stuff in the store itself.

          That has to be a american thing, right?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >6. Most ALDI stores are small resulting in less rent to be paid and less inventory stored.
      This is the only thing I care about. Yeah go ahead and leave everything out in a clusterfrick and no customer service and make me do everything myself - I don't give a frick and prefer it that way - but there's no point in doing regular grocery shopping at a place with a small selection.
      I would shop at ALDI more often if they had a superstore near me.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >muh choices! muh special braaaand!
        yeah most of us don't need 100 versions of the same fricking thing to feel safe

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I was thinking about how they don't have any bulk goods to save on money and trips but go ahead and clutch those pearls I guess, it's probably the best you'll do today.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            they already have bulk veggies, what possible slop could you want in bulk?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The whole point is the reduction in price is what you'd save on a bulk buy though. Plus it's not 2020 anymore you don't need your mountain of toilet roll.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    IT'S JUST TRADER JOES BUT FOR NAZI GERMAN gayS.
    >TRADER JOES IS TOO ETHNIC
    >REMAKE TRADER JOES BUT MAKE IT GERMANIC WHITE EUROPEAN,NOW I WILL SHOP THERE.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Aldi's just bought winn dixie so prepare for the shitification

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They don't in America. Its tiny. Worse than fresh and easy used to be. Is it like a normal grocery store in Europe or UK or w.e?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think you'll find their just tiny inn comparison to your 100 aisle Walmart's

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, cool. I figured. I've never counted my walmaets aisles cause they name they a b c d 1 2 3 4. It must have a lot tho. Their produce n meats ain't great so I go to the Kroger variant.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Diversity is the word you are looking for. They are great because they practice diverse, equitable, and inclusive policies. This makes everyone fell more welcome at their stores while providing the highest quality of service for their money.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >high quality
    heh
    >wide range of produce
    haha
    >fresh food
    nyhehehe

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I'm guessing sarcasm isn't your strong suit either kiddo?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >she doesn't know what sarcasm is
      The word you'd meant to use is hyperbole, kiddo.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >kiddo
        automatic fricktard filter

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This.

        >kiddo
        automatic fricktard filter

        [...]
        I'm guessing sarcasm isn't your strong suit either kiddo?

        Hyperbole is when you exaggerate something for emphasis, such as how long something takes, how far something is or the size of something.
        Examples of hyperbole:
        >oh, I hate doing that; it takes like a million hours!
        >what the hell do you have in there? It weighs a tonne
        >eating at McDonald's costs an arm and a leg now
        Sarcasm is when something is stated in irony or to mock that is opposite to the situation, often accompanied by affective such as 'really' and 'so,' typically said in an exaggerated tone.
        Basically everything Chandler from Friends has ever said.
        >yeah, you look SOOOoooooo healthy (said to a fat person struggling to climb a flight of stairs)
        >NOOOoooo. You're REEEeeeally pretty (said to Sarah Jessica Parker).
        >I'm only Susie Dent; what do I know about words and how to use them?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >affective
          Thanks, autocorrect. Super helpful.
          >^^ another example of sarcasm
          Adjective, rather. Not "affective." Adjective.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Grow the frick up moron.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >kiddo
      automatic fricktard filter

      Based sameposter

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's what you need to do Johnny, you can't go around being a little homosexual quoting 15 posts and saying homosexual things

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I'm coming for you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm coming for you.

      The anon coming after

      [...]

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >touching fruit with bare hands
    yikes

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >BALETED!
    lol
    you were warned not to do that lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what did I miss

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        webm of Daisy's Destruction

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what did I miss

      webm of Daisy's Destruction

      I'm not gone moron. I can do it again

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        k.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    in america aldi only sells bleached all purpose flour, and a variety of weird keto troony nut flours. i just want whole wheat, or at least unbleached all purpose

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wait, wut? My former cleaning lady bought whole wheat flour there. I specifically remember because I asked her to pick up a bag of flour on her way to my place and leave it on my counter for me. She left both plain and whole wheat along with a note (because she couldn't get in contact with me) saying she'd take whichever I don't want the next day she came to clean (along with reimbursement for the flour, which must've been, like, $1.49 or so at the time).
      This was about ten years ago so maybe they stopped selling WW flour

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        in america aldi only sells bleached all purpose flour, and a variety of weird keto troony nut flours. i just want whole wheat, or at least unbleached all purpose

        Aldi stock does vary from store to store, or at least region to region, although that might seem contrary to their overall philosophy. Our area's Aldis even sell some very local microbrews (alongside the usual Aldi knockoff beers).

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >low prices
    despite looking cheap, aldi actually is the most expensive supermarket in a dutch supermarket price test. two years in a row. lidl is the cheapest

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What the frick is this thread?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's a look into the minds of your typical Aldi shoppers.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Being from Canada, and always reading about Aldis supposedly low prices on CK, I was expecting them to be lower when I visited a year ago. Everything was equal or more expensive than in Canada. I didn't end up buying anything there.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wait a minute
    Aldi's isn't a discount cheap stuff store with irregular items that are nearly expired

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No. But be wary of the chicken

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In my experience:
      >irregular items
      Only for non-food - most stores have a dedicated section of cheap import consumer goods that's rotated frequently. Can be a steal, usually isn't.
      Compared to other stores it focuses on essentials.
      >nearly expired
      Never been an issue when I've shopped.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I lived next to a Lidl for a while. It was a very depressed phase, but I bought all kinds of vegetables there and anything else required to make myself some good cheap food.
    I could go in there with like five bucks and come out with food for two to three days.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The only advertisements they do are on Culinaly

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've noticed that they have better refrigeration than most grocery stores. I never see any meat close to being bad at Aldi. Their meat section is small, but it is getting quite decent for the price. That Norwegian farmed salmon is top notch for most store salmon. Their beef is surprisingly good too and they are one of the few places to keep lamb in stock. I like them quite a bit. The only issue is that they have pretty bad produce. You kind of have to go to a bigger grocery store as well as Aldi because they always somehow don't carry one particular item you need. The last culprit was parsley. They had thyme, mint, and cilantro, but not parsley. Weirdest thing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Produce wise, I've found their spinach is actually usually as good or better than what most of the other stores in my area carry, and it costs less. The bagged 3 count Romaine is typically good quality too, and less expensive, though in the last year it's also out of stock about a third of the time I come in.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >That Norwegian farmed salmon is top notch for most store salmon
      Poland now, I think. And it tastes different to me, which is why I checked the packaging and saw that it's produced in Poland now.

      Produce wise, I've found their spinach is actually usually as good or better than what most of the other stores in my area carry, and it costs less. The bagged 3 count Romaine is typically good quality too, and less expensive, though in the last year it's also out of stock about a third of the time I come in.

      >Produce wise, I've found their spinach is actually usually as good or better than what most of the other stores in my area carry, and it costs less
      Not for me. I wish it was good and cheap at Aldi since that's super close to my house but I can get better spinach for $1/lb at Asian supermarkets like HMart. It's weird. I live in an Asian-ass area but the Asian markets are all in the next neighbourhood over, in the greasy wop dego part of town. They all come to my area to go to Safeway, Sprouts and Aldi and we all go to theirs to visit HMart.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I will vouch for these as being good import brats.

      Yeah their spice section rarely has what I'm looking for if I'm in need.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, the good ones are back? For a while, they had the "inspired by Germany" ones instead of those which actually are "product of Germany."
        I'll pick some up.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's Nazi Germany roots

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      We live to serve

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They don't sell alcohol.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry I meant to say that's a reason why they're NOT based.
      Polite sage.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They do round here. Blame your local laws being moronic.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i like aldi/lidl because there's only like 3 of a given product to choose from. it's difficult to shop in a normal supermarket for me when there's like 15 different brands of pasta to choose from. just give me cheaper, cheaper, and cheapest.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All of their produce is made by child farmers. A lot of the time they can barely see over the tractor, it's fricked up.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fun fact: both Trader Joe's and Aldi are part of the bigger Aldi group, they just report to different branches.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Aldi near me looks like little Guatemala it's fricking awful. Fat families taking up entire aisles, 5 kids running around, ancient barely sentient grandparents hobbling around. Shelves are a total wreck, everything is a fricking mess

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      bidens america

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      implying walmart is better

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no Aldi here but that is exactly how Lidl is, as well as all the smaller supermarket chains, ethnic markets, Walmarts, and worst of all Costcos

      people insist Walmarts elsewhere aren't totally dissheveled like a hurricane just hit at all times but i don't believe it, i'm surprised latinos and nwords arent cooking out in the parking lots of these places

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The Aldi near me looks like little Guatemala it's fricking awful. Fat families taking up entire aisles, 5 kids running around, ancient barely sentient grandparents hobbling around. Shelves are a total wreck, everything is a fricking mess

        My nearest Lidl is full of Puerto Ricans and FOB Polish people because it straddles those two areas of town. My nearest Aldi is mostly greasy wop degos but the next Aldi down (2 miles on the same road) is full of Nepalese and Cambodians. Not many Central American 'spanics go to either. They tend to go to Save A Lot cuz that place actually carries the shit they like. Also, Cambodians really fricking like Aldi "Italian" sausage. I see Khmer families buy dozens of packs of that shit. They say it tastes a lot like some sausage from Cambodia idr the name of.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ENTER

  35. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aldi's in my city are kinda mid(but apparently not in the entire country since I see people praising them online).
    It's basically Lidl with 25% worse selection, and the weirdest thing of all, with absolutely piss poor fresh meat selection in a country where everyone eats meat daily.
    The reasons I still go there sometimes are:
    >they sell some products that Lidl used to sell but stopped(pepper sausages and young gouda are my favorites)
    >they have tasty pastries
    >they do have some interesting local products in their limited offerings instead of just their own brand stuff like LIDL
    oh and there's also no queues because no one fricking shops there lmao
    it's not the worst discount store, but it ain't no Lidl

  36. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Empire already started crumbling. Due to overblown bureaucracy it had to divide in two. Aldi Nord shall outlive it's south*rn counterpart

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Due to overblown bureaucracy

      Wasn't it simply because the two brothers split it between them?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yep, Aldi has been split forever.

  37. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >wide range
    >never carry iceberg lettuce
    >occasionally carry romaine lettuce

    I used to love Aldi but now I only like it as this glaring oversight is nigh inexcusable. Also, I can usually get choice beef at Stater Bros across the street for cheaper. It's only when it's on special that buying beef from Aldi is worth it for me
    Their affordable cheese selection is pretty great though ngl tbh

  38. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >slightly more expensive than Walmart
    >lower quality everything except candy somehow
    >produce and meat especially are absolute shit

  39. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    picrel

    The Lidl around me closed a couple of years back but I still have there bags. Sometimes I go to Aldis just to flaunt them around until the employees get mad and kick me out of the store...

    kek

  40. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >wow found a great product ill buy it all the time
    >never see product stocked ever again
    I used to be aldis biggest fan but now prices are the same as elsewhere and they give shit service where they throw the food at you. If it was cheaper, i put up with it. Not anymore

  41. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aldi cuts out a lot of bullshit that drives up overhead and focuses on a selection if food staples. Aldi can't be beat for value for quality when it comes to bulk goods such as flour, milk, eggs and pretty much anything canned.

    A couple weeks ago I even nlticed that they begun to sell canned vegetables without added sugar. A rarity in my experience.

    Their selection of fresh produce is mid though. Lidl does way better in that regard.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao do americans put sugar on their vegetables? Jesus fricking christ you guys are fricking stupid

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm Herrenrasse. Check the ingredients of anything canned. You'll be surprised.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >eggs
      Their eggs are utterly flavorless, though, and didn't they just have that scandal shit their flour?
      And if you think they're produce selection is "mid" rather than "complete shit" I would have to guess that you do most of your shopping at Dollar General

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