#41 Aug 25, 2014
There is an Aldi store in my town and it's nasty. The food is second grade, and there's no fresh meat-it's all either vacuum packed or frozen. No selection, just there off brand. The other full-line grocery stores have cheap brands that are same price and they actually appreciate your business by not making you pay for a cart and "box" your own groceries.
#42 Jan 23, 2015
I've been to Aldi's in various places, even in Germany, but mostly in IL. They have great food, great prices, are very clean, employees are extremely friendly, they have unique items or variety of items, and they have been a huge help for people struggling to make ends meet and feed their families (which is needed now more than ever in the U.S.).
I live on the east coast U.S., and when I am in the midwest, I bring things back in my luggage. I miss their cinnamon Mill Valley granola which I have found the last few years. I have a friend in upstate New York who goes to one there, and believe me, he would not return to a place if it weren't clean, or even stay in it for an initial purchase if it weren't clean.
#43 Jan 23, 2015
You don't PAY for a cart, you put in a quarter and get it back when you return the cart. It's a security matter which works very well. Because of this procedure, in an Aldi parking lot you never have shopping carts strewn around from people too lazy to return them to the proper place. That poor practice sometimes induces people to just shove it out of their own way, but then it hits someone else's car. That also raises prices because the store has to pay the labor cost to have someone run around the parking lot numerous times in a day to gather up the carts.
The food is NOT 2nd grade; the food is just as good, sometimes even better than national brands. They have great food, great prices because you're not paying for the brands' exorbitant advertising costs. In all states where I've been to Aldi's, they are very clean. If your local store is not clean, speak to the manager, or even call the home office in Batavia, IL. But you sound like the type of snooty person who only puts forth an effort to complain, but not to make an effort to improve conditions (an all too rampant personality trait in the U.S.).
Aldi employees are extremely friendly, they have unique items or variety of items, and they have been a huge help for people struggling to make ends meet and feed their families (which is needed now more than ever in the U.S.).
#46 Aug 28, 2016
Fort Myers Florida really needs an Aldi. Groceries in Florida are over priced and the quality is not as good as what I'm accustomed to from Aldi.
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