Discount grocer Aldi to open local st...

Discount grocer Aldi to open local store in early 2010

There are 65 comments on the Keller Citizen story from Mar 28, 2009, titled Discount grocer Aldi to open local store in early 2010. In it, Keller Citizen reports that:

A rendering of the Aldi grocery store planned for North Tarrant Parkway and U.S. 377.

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so wrong

Plano, TX

#21 Feb 13, 2010
It is not low quality stuff. All of Aldi's stuff is made by big name brand manufacturer's . They are basically the same groceries you buy at Kroger's or elsewhere. With the exceptions that you cannot buy Spaghetti from 10 different brands, or pizza from 15 different manufacturer's. Aldi picks the best,(they do taste test's and then decide what to go with, they have high expectations) and then makes a deal with for example Barilla.(for example) the same is for detergents and everything else. Of course Aldi is not for everyone, but I know, that I will enjoy shopping over there. Who do you think makes the private labels for Walmart, Kroger's, Tom Thumb, and Target? Just because it has a name brand label, does not make food good. I have eaten enough name brand crap.
Feeling Nostalgic

United States

#22 Feb 13, 2010
isschen in keller texas wrote:
HAHAHA you live in Euless, that is a very high income area. You cannot even find a house for over $300,000 (that is very high income) you need to buy your groceries at Central Market! But wait, you live in Euless! So either drive in my direction to Southlake, or go to the Hulen store. Quiet a trip, huh??
<quoted text>
You just proved that money can't buy class.

And by the way, it looks like your high-dollar income couldn't buy a good education, as noted in your statement, ""Quiet" a trip, huh??" I believe you meant to write the word "quite." We learned to spell correctly in our little middle-class schools.
Nice suburb of Dallas

Mansfield, TX

#23 Feb 27, 2010
I_AM_PO wrote:
but I've been to Aldi's in NY. They sell off brand products stacked up on wooden pallets. You won't find a bottle of Heinz ketchup or Hellman's mayo. They have a limited refrigerated area with a very small selection of cold items. It's very close to sav-a-lot. Wait until they open and then come back and post your observations. The company will most likely open stores in lower class areas.
Your last comment is inaccurate. I live in a very nice suburb of Dallas and they are building an ALDI's store in our neighborhood directly across the street from Kroger's. I'm not familiar with it, but I'm confused by such mixed reviews of the store???
Dallasite

United States

#24 Feb 28, 2010
Nice suburb of Dallas wrote:
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Your last comment is inaccurate. I live in a very nice suburb of Dallas and they are building an ALDI's store in our neighborhood directly across the street from Kroger's. I'm not familiar with it, but I'm confused by such mixed reviews of the store???
Did you check it out? Let's hear a review from someone in a nice part of town.
bjreed -

Arlington, TX

#26 Mar 14, 2010
so wrong wrote:
It is not low quality stuff. All of Aldi's stuff is made by big name brand manufacturer's . They are basically the same groceries you buy at Kroger's or elsewhere. With the exceptions that you cannot buy Spaghetti from 10 different brands, or pizza from 15 different manufacturer's. Aldi picks the best,(they do taste test's and then decide what to go with, they have high expectations) and then makes a deal with for example Barilla.(for example) the same is for detergents and everything else. Of course Aldi is not for everyone, but I know, that I will enjoy shopping over there. Who do you think makes the private labels for Walmart, Kroger's, Tom Thumb, and Target? Just because it has a name brand label, does not make food good. I have eaten enough name brand crap.
I am a senior citizen, and believe me, I know poverty up close and personal from my childhood. So -- I KNOW what is quality and what is not. If this market provides equally as good products as I am accustomed to at a lower price, I shall be the first person in line.However, I really do like the ability to choose from different brands. And, yes, there really is a difference in some products! Sixty-five years of shopping has taught me to differentiate between a "bargain" and a really good product. And, no, I do not shop at Walmart. Never have; never will. Probably for the same reason I shall oppose this new German upstart. These stores totally trash our system of independence and choice. Have you ever heard of one single philanthropic act from the Wal-Mart family? I certainly have not. Have you heard of the millions of dollars Bill Gates has plowed back in the system? Yes!
bjreed -

Arlington, TX

#27 Mar 14, 2010
shopper wrote:
<quoted text>you people actually like this store? It's nothing to do with your income or saving money. It's just low quality stuff and bad selection. If you want to be a smart shopper why don't you just check the Kroger ads?
AMEN! What he said!

This issue is not about income -- it is about quality and the right to choose. Good old American standards, right? I live in Arlington, Texas, which might be extremely high income or low income; but that fact does not matter. For the same reason that I will not go to Wal-Mart, I will not go to this store, either. I simply abhor the business practices of both corporations. They have trashed the traditional American way of doing business, and I shall never support them in any way whatsoever.

Wal-Mart has done more damage to the landscape of America than any other corporation that I can think of. And, also, I cannot think of any single thing that particular corporation has paid back. Not one. They are not exactly what we might even peripherally consider as "philanthropic." With that family, it has been all about "me, me, me." Try to compare that family to, oh, say, Bill and Melinda Gates!
TRINA---

Sugar Land, TX

#28 Mar 17, 2010
isschen wrote:
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you don't know crap.and by the way,aldi kicked walmart out of germany, because they maintain a very high quality for foods etc. i guess you don't have an idea, who manufactures the food for aldi. they are big company brands you buy at albertson or tom thum, just for over 1/2 more. before you open your mouth, do a bit more research. non of the aldi's are in nasty neighbor hoods. unless you call middle and upper middle class that. and yes they take debit cards. i don't know if you buy your groceries on credit, i don't because i have money in my bank account and also live in an upper class neighbor hood in keller, texas. so please quit your negativity and tell me how much you make or what your profession is, that you can talk like that. or is it just hot air coming out of your mouth?!
Thank you for your response to that very negative person. Like you said he knows nothing. I am from Chicago and there are Aldi stores everywhere including the upper class neighborhoods, and yes they shop there too. Aldi is a quality store with quality name brand products, just like what you find in Albertsons and Tom Thumb. So to the negative person whos blowing hot air, don't judge a book by its cover, this is something you should know since you came off as royalty. Yeah right, you wish your in a recession like everyone else and when something that is going to help people comes to a neighborhood, you shouldnt knock it but embrace it. You know nothing, so POOF POOF to you be gone.
bjreed -

Arlington, TX

#29 Mar 18, 2010
A W Southlake wrote:
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I consider most of Euless lower class to middle class, there are no rich people in Euless. You won't find houses over $300,000. I don't know in what area of Euless you live to say something like that? A lot of apartment complexes, and the older parts have small, and shabby homes(a lot of them). Almost like Watauga and Haltom City. The new Aldi's are very clean and bright.
I know there are people who think they are more than what they are, and they live in a dream world, pretending they are somebody they are not.
They have huge credit card bills, no savings, no money in their wallet, but need the big Cadillac Escalade(for which they pay an interest rate of 15.9%, because of their bad credit), in front of their shabby home. LOL!!!!!And they are stupid, believing they got a good deal on it. So what do you mean by " Not in my neighborhood!" It isn't any special is it?
What a snobbish attitude! Get over yourself, Southlake! If you opened your mind just a tiny bit, you might begin to see some similarities between yourself and folks who live in Euless.(Like that Cadillac Escalade, for instance; oh, well, yours might be a Lexus or BMW, right?) And, oh yeah, I live in Arlington, and I drive a HONDA because I choose to do so. And it is not mortgaged. And I have ZERO credit card bills and do not get Medicaid or food stamps, either.
Luvs2shop

United States

#30 Apr 12, 2010
A W Southlake wrote:
<quoted text>
I consider most of Euless lower class to middle class, there are no rich people in Euless. You won't find houses over $300,000. I don't know in what area of Euless you live to say something like that? A lot of apartment complexes, and the older parts have small, and shabby homes(a lot of them). Almost like Watauga and Haltom City. The new Aldi's are very clean and bright.
I know there are people who think they are more than what they are, and they live in a dream world, pretending they are somebody they are not.
They have huge credit card bills, no savings, no money in their wallet, but need the big Cadillac Escalade(for which they pay an interest rate of 15.9%, because of their bad credit), in front of their shabby home. LOL!!!!!And they are stupid, believing they got a good deal on it. So what do you mean by " Not in my neighborhood!" It isn't any special is it?
That's not necessarily true. I live in Euless and there are homes in the $400+'s. You're pretty ignorant for posting all that.
Martia

Garland, TX

#31 Apr 12, 2010
The new Aldi's in Garland is very clean and nice now. It's nicer than Sav-A-Lot. I rec'd 10.00
and 5.00 off on purchases during Grand opening days. Also I have rec'd 5.00 off WalMart Neighborhood Mkt just this wk. I will shop anywhere I can get a discount. I did also rec a coupon for a few free items at Sav-A-lot, but probably won't go there unless they send me 5.00 off or 10.00 off coupon, which by the way required a 40 dollar total purchase. As far as I see, everyone has to eat, so they all need competition.
Living in Euless

AOL

#32 Apr 19, 2010
Look around! There are ALL classes in Euless, as well as EVERY city in the world!
A W Southlake wrote:
<quoted text>
I consider most of Euless lower class to middle class, there are no rich people in Euless. You won't find houses over $300,000. I don't know in what area of Euless you live to say something like that? A lot of apartment complexes, and the older parts have small, and shabby homes(a lot of them). Almost like Watauga and Haltom City. The new Aldi's are very clean and bright.
I know there are people who think they are more than what they are, and they live in a dream world, pretending they are somebody they are not.
They have huge credit card bills, no savings, no money in their wallet, but need the big Cadillac Escalade(for which they pay an interest rate of 15.9%, because of their bad credit), in front of their shabby home. LOL!!!!!And they are stupid, believing they got a good deal on it. So what do you mean by " Not in my neighborhood!" It isn't any special is it?
SilverFox

Dallas, TX

#33 Apr 20, 2010
Why the class warfare? People buying stuff they couldn't afford is why the lending industry collapsed. The average income in TX is like $30K so how much house does that buy?
I believe people should shop smart. You can buy good quality food if you use coupons and watch the ads. Buying cheap quality isn't always the best buy. Bringing in "cheap" stores doesn't add to the community.
belli belli

Dallas, TX

#34 May 7, 2010
Aldi is great> Been there already a few times, and bought groceries over there. My kiddos are very picky and they are the testers. French toast(great), coconut shrimp(wonderful) gelato(awesome) wrinkle cream(excellent)(whoops that is for me)salmon with a mustard crust, delicioso...:O) not to mention the pineapple they sold for .99 cents and the big box of kiwis for $1.69(for six) This store is not about class, and when I went the first time, I was amazed how many different people were shopping in this store and all the different cars from Ford to Mercedes and Range Rover in the parking lot. I started using their dog food, yes I checked the ingredients, and guess what?? My ol' dog stopped farting. LOL, no seriously, I am not kidding. He used to eat Beneful before, and could clear a whole room.

The detergent Tandil(I have a Bosch front loader) works great for over $8.00 less than Tide. The fabric softener smells wonderful. The only thing my family did not approve of, was the barbecue pork patties, they were hideous ...so go on and try it, before you call it a low class trash store.
LEW

Lewis Center, OH

#35 May 7, 2010
Aldi is owned by the same parent company that owns Trader Joe's, many of their items are similar, just repackaged.
bjreed -

Arlington, TX

#36 May 8, 2010
Well, I have to reconsider my position on Aldi's. It is a very basic store with staple items. However, if one wishes to purchase really good meat products, really good fresh produce, or nice wines, for instance, Aldo's is definitely not the place to go. For those on a really strict budget, I believe Aldi's might be the answer. However, I am now an older single woman, and, while I still am concerned about costs, I choose not to buy cheap brands of my basic foods. It will not be my store of choice, for sure.
Heavens to Betsy

Garland, TX

#37 May 8, 2010
bjreed - wrote:
Well, I have to reconsider my position on Aldi's. It is a very basic store with staple items. However, if one wishes to purchase really good meat products, really good fresh produce, or nice wines, for instance, Aldo's is definitely not the place to go. For those on a really strict budget, I believe Aldi's might be the answer. However, I am now an older single woman, and, while I still am concerned about costs, I choose not to buy cheap brands of my basic foods. It will not be my store of choice, for sure.
Then go shop in Highland Park or whatever .... who realy cares ???
Heavens to Betsy

Garland, TX

#38 May 8, 2010
belli belli wrote:
Aldi is great> Been there already a few times, and bought groceries over there. My kiddos are very picky and they are the testers. French toast(great), coconut shrimp(wonderful) gelato(awesome) wrinkle cream(excellent)(whoops that is for me)salmon with a mustard crust, delicioso...:O) not to mention the pineapple they sold for .99 cents and the big box of kiwis for $1.69(for six) This store is not about class, and when I went the first time, I was amazed how many different people were shopping in this store and all the different cars from Ford to Mercedes and Range Rover in the parking lot. I started using their dog food, yes I checked the ingredients, and guess what?? My ol' dog stopped farting. LOL, no seriously, I am not kidding. He used to eat Beneful before, and could clear a whole room.
The detergent Tandil(I have a Bosch front loader) works great for over $8.00 less than Tide. The fabric softener smells wonderful. The only thing my family did not approve of, was the barbecue pork patties, they were hideous ...so go on and try it, before you call it a low class trash store.
Their Tp is just as good as any. I notice cosmetics are 3.99 amd I tried those, all excellent. I also stocked up on coffee, which is going up I heard, due to the oil spill at the mouth of the Mississippi River, whatever that means.
Heavens to Betsy

Garland, TX

#39 May 8, 2010
bjreed - wrote:
<quoted text>
I am a senior citizen, and believe me, I know poverty up close and personal from my childhood. So -- I KNOW what is quality and what is not. If this market provides equally as good products as I am accustomed to at a lower price, I shall be the first person in line.However, I really do like the ability to choose from different brands. And, yes, there really is a difference in some products! Sixty-five years of shopping has taught me to differentiate between a "bargain" and a really good product. And, no, I do not shop at Walmart. Never have; never will. Probably for the same reason I shall oppose this new German upstart. These stores totally trash our system of independence and choice. Have you ever heard of one single philanthropic act from the Wal-Mart family? I certainly have not. Have you heard of the millions of dollars Bill Gates has plowed back in the system? Yes!
Well, I did hear a 20 something year old grand daughter of the Walmart family did hire a Mexican to do her college papers. LOL
AmericanMade

Dallas, TX

#40 May 26, 2010
I would rather scan the Kroger ads for savings. You don't save anything buying watered down store brands, yuck.
so wrong

Plano, TX

#41 Jul 29, 2010
stupidtexan wrote:
I see this crap hole store is about to open in Euless. Can't wait to hear reviews from people who get sick on their spoiled food.
YOU ARE VERY STUPID

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