Discount-grocer Aldi to set up shop i...

Discount-grocer Aldi to set up shop in Florida with 25 stores

There are 263 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 1, 2008, titled Discount-grocer Aldi to set up shop in Florida with 25 stores. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Discount grocery shopping is entering a new era in Central Florida. Aldi, a no-frills grocery-store chain from Germany, said Thursday it plans to build a distribution center in Polk County to serve 25 new ...

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Dee

Southern Pines, NC

#252 Aug 29, 2011
The food is great and the price is right
nothing but idiots

West Palm Beach, FL

#253 Aug 31, 2011
They should limit these forems for intelligent people!
Idiot Bounty Hunter

Miami, FL

#255 Sep 1, 2011
nothing but idiots wrote:
They should limit these forems for intelligent people!
What is a "forems" and why limit it to intelligent people? Then you wouldn't be able to use it.
Shopper

York, PA

#256 Sep 1, 2011
I agree
Avid reader

United States

#257 Sep 1, 2011
Yeah
Tired of Silly

United States

#258 Sep 2, 2011
Dee wrote:
The food is great and the price is right
The food is some unknown weird brand with no choices. The service is non-existent. Yeah, it's cheap, and that's the only thing that can be said for it. UGH.
tctn2001

West Palm Beach, FL

#259 Sep 4, 2011
We have tried the Delray location,it is closer and busy. They have worked hard to to make it people friendly and helpful if you have questions about their products. Just because they are brands you haven't heard of doesn't make them any less enjoyable. Don't you try new resturants and see if you like their food ? Do you ask them where they got their products to cook with ? Shopping at a discount grocer has it's bonus points and it's prices make up for the name brands. If you don't like it then shop and spend twice as much if you want to do that that is your business.
RTR

United States

#260 Sep 4, 2011
ALdi is great.. the Aldi brands are top notch.. just a few of my faves.. the chicken salad, the frozen eggplant parmesan, the frozen buffalo chicken tenders, and the chicken egg rolls.... we save approx 30 to 40 percent on groceries....
Tired of Silly

United States

#261 Sep 5, 2011
tctn2001 wrote:
We have tried the Delray location,it is closer and busy. They have worked hard to to make it people friendly and helpful if you have questions about their products. Just because they are brands you haven't heard of doesn't make them any less enjoyable. Don't you try new resturants and see if you like their food ? Do you ask them where they got their products to cook with ? Shopping at a discount grocer has it's bonus points and it's prices make up for the name brands. If you don't like it then shop and spend twice as much if you want to do that that is your business.
I can send my food back in a restaurant if it doesn't meet my standards. I'm stuck with "Joe's Brand Whatever" if I buy it. No thanks, I'll stick with Publix where I know the quality and service are excellent.
Sammi

United States

#262 Sep 10, 2011
Low prices is what i can afford
tctn2001

West Palm Beach, FL

#263 Sep 12, 2011
I had picked up a bunch of fruit one time returned it, and I think could either get my money back, or choose a better bunch of fruit. It is good when you can get to know the cashiers. IT is a great place if you like how you can save on the products. I know the personelle are great there.
Ted

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#264 Sep 14, 2011
Chigger wrote:
What's with the $0.25 to use a shopping cart? Sounds like more of a hassle to adminster than it would be worth.
I've shopped at Aldis stores and I think it's a good idea because there are no carts in the parking lot. They are all returned to where they should be. It's very effecient...
tctn2001

West Palm Beach, FL

#267 Sep 14, 2011
Once you get use to what you have to do for the shopping there it's great, besides the customers also help each other out too. Just remember to bring the cash you need or use the debit card. They also take the low income card too. I.e. if you have to be on the 'welfare,' status you are able to shop there too . So you can save your cash that way too .
Tired of Silly

United States

#268 Sep 19, 2011
tctn2001 wrote:
Once you get use to what you have to do for the shopping there it's great, besides the customers also help each other out too. Just remember to bring the cash you need or use the debit card. They also take the low income card too. I.e. if you have to be on the 'welfare,' status you are able to shop there too . So you can save your cash that way too .
You just confirmed my opinion of Aldi's. A crappy store full of welfare trash. Here's a thought, stop using my tax dollars to live and get a freakin' job, then you can afford to shop at a real grocery store. LEECH.
tctn2001

West Palm Beach, FL

#269 Sep 20, 2011
Tired of Silly wrote:
<quoted text>
You just confirmed my opinion of Aldi's. A crappy store full of welfare trash. Here's a thought, stop using my tax dollars to live and get a freakin' job, then you can afford to shop at a real grocery store. LEECH.
I do shop at real stores too, when I can afford to do so. I have a variety of places I choose to shop at, it's just that I like the prices at Aldi's better than the higher priced ones.I shop fresh food markets, as well as the regular grocer but I don't get as much from the regular grocer. I save twice as much from Aldi's as I would spend at the regular grocery store. I guess if you want to shop at the higher priced stores that's perfect for you. It's not welfare trash as you may seem to think . The contents in the store come from many different places, as in International locations as it is not an 'American' store only, it is International with low prices for things that if you were to get them from other regular grocery stores you would be paying a lot more for them. So be happy with your high priced regular stores and let the rest of us who like to save money on our grocery bill to be happy with that. By the way the regular grocery stores also have their 'welfare' items too only at a higher price, which is why they stay on the shelves longer.
Tired of Silly

United States

#270 Sep 20, 2011
tctn2001 wrote:
<quoted text> I do shop at real stores too, when I can afford to do so. I have a variety of places I choose to shop at, it's just that I like the prices at Aldi's better than the higher priced ones.I shop fresh food markets, as well as the regular grocer but I don't get as much from the regular grocer. I save twice as much from Aldi's as I would spend at the regular grocery store. I guess if you want to shop at the higher priced stores that's perfect for you. It's not welfare trash as you may seem to think . The contents in the store come from many different places, as in International locations as it is not an 'American' store only, it is International with low prices for things that if you were to get them from other regular grocery stores you would be paying a lot more for them. So be happy with your high priced regular stores and let the rest of us who like to save money on our grocery bill to be happy with that. By the way the regular grocery stores also have their 'welfare' items too only at a higher price, which is why they stay on the shelves longer.
Enjoy your bubba brand cola and your joe's beans. Oh, and say thank you to those of us who work every day and DON'T live on taxpayer dollars that you can eat at all. Many of us would let the welfare class starve if you won't work.
sniper

Deland, FL

#271 Oct 16, 2011
aldi is a dump wrote:
ever been in one? They sell stuff like Chef Tastee Brand Korn Nuggets and Radiation King Black and White Televisions and Canned Salad.
Cheap and gross. Luckily they can't afford to open stores anywhere nice.
your home is a dump, they have better goods than american stores
tctn2001

West Palm Beach, FL

#272 Oct 17, 2011
You are free to your opinion, the character of each store is dependant on the care that it gets. AS is anyone's home. They do have stores in nice areas, you have made a general assumption on the locations of the stores.
Donna

Geneseo, IL

#273 Apr 5, 2012
We have a great Aldi store, located in a great neighborhood in Peru, Illinois. As with all grocery stores, you will find things that you won't purchase but there are so many items that are great. In this economy everyone is looking to save money and when I can buy a gallon of milk for $1 less than anywhere else in town and chips for $2 a bag less, AND have them taste good, that's where I'm going. To the people harping about benefits, get off of it. There aren't a lot of places out there that provide them anymore because of flexible part time or having their work done overseas. This includes a lot of your fortune 500 companies. As far as the 25 cents for the cart, you get the money back when you put the cart back where you got it from. Or is it that you're too lazy to walk a few extra feet? Not having to pay lot attendants saves on the price of your groceries. No I do not work for Aldi, nor do I know anyone that works there. I'm just a consumer trying to get the best deal for my money!
E Ortiz wpb fla

Miami, FL

#274 Apr 12, 2012
I would like to know of any future stores to open
in the west palm beach areas of florida.

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