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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ray

Utica, NY

#31 Feb 2, 2008
I always heard the liberals rode around in limos .Besides wal mart target kmart all retailers are going part time and i would nt set foot in wal mart. After what they have done forcing companies to go to china for cheap labor.Most of hel mart employees are on welfare.
mike

Eddyville, KY

#32 Feb 2, 2008
King Whitey wrote:
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Winn Dixie is NOT comparable to Publix how dare you sacrelidge Publix with that nasty crack house
lol winn dixie is not that bad, kmart is the worst one, i was in kmart in winter park and was tripping over the durg addicts and homless, and had my car window smashed in. i hate kmart, at least the one in winter park
AKCJ

San Jose, CA

#33 Feb 4, 2008
aldi blows wrote:
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lol Aldi is like Trader Joe's? You're comparing Trader Joe's imported cheeses from Italy to "Cheeze Product in a Can" at Aldi?
Your posting name says it all.
I bet you didn't know that ALDI and Trader Joes are both owned by the Albrecht brothers genius! Maybe you should do some research before you post inaccuracies! In fact ALDI uses the same suppliers that regular supermarkets and national brands use, such as Tyson, Kraft and Sara Lee.
ALDI Recruiter

Newark, NJ

#34 Feb 4, 2008
ALDI offers a great training program. They offer their District Managers a full year of training. They receive a full starting salary of $70K throughout the training year.

http://www.aldiuscareers.com/DistMgr.aspx
Happycamper

Elyria, OH

#36 Feb 4, 2008
Sad how people judge so quickly. Aldi employees work hard, and are paid well. If they work over 20 hours per week, they get excellent benefits. All products are top quality and national and private suppliers are the norm. It is not easy to get employeed by Aldi, and once in, most people stay for over 10 years on up. Discount is not a bad word,if run top class. We have done 90% or more of our grocery shopping for the last 15 years at Aldi, and have saved thousands. Open minded people will be pleasantly surprised. The others, well, they will spend more money. :)
poor taxpayer

Astor, FL

#37 Feb 4, 2008
King Whitey wrote:
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Winn Dixie is NOT comparable to Publix how dare you sacrelidge Publix with that nasty crack house
Absolutely. Winn-Dixie is for people with 3 teeth or fewer. No one with any brains goes there so that they can wait in a long line to buy expired goods at high prices. I wish ALL of their dirty, foul-smelling stores would close. They definitely are getting WORSE all the time. Publix rules! Especially the subs.
frank boing orlando

Orlando, FL

#38 Feb 5, 2008
i cant only hope the store will open soon inorlando.its a graet idea. wuensche ihnen viel glueck.

freundlichst frank boing.
loyal aldi consumer

Saint Louis, MO

#39 Feb 5, 2008
aldi blows wrote:
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lol Aldi is like Trader Joe's? You're comparing Trader Joe's imported cheeses from Italy to "Cheeze Product in a Can" at Aldi?
Your posting name says it all.
do your homework Trader Joe's is a spin-off by one of the founders of Aldi! And YES you can get many top of the line imported products at Aldi.
Mike

Kissimmee, FL

#40 Feb 6, 2008
King Whitey wrote:
Oh god please dont open in Winter Park
This place sounds perfect for pine hills, kissimmee and poinciana.
They should just open across the street from a bravo store that will save them time in location research!
You have no idea dude. Ever been in an Aldi market in Germany? The food is always fresh and very affordable. Of course, it is no Walmart or Target grocery store, but that's exactly the reason why they can afford to be so inexpensive. It's really back to the basics which in these days is the best thing that could have happended to Central Florida. I don't like to pay $4.00 for a gallon of milk, do you?
I just hope that they really offer some of the products they also have in Germany, I guarantee you will love it. I once visited an Aldi in Ohio which was nice, but I wished they would have had more food from Germany.
mike

Paducah, KY

#42 Feb 6, 2008
King Whitey wrote:
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Dont YOU get it? Read my other post.
I have lived in Europe and the poor in Europe are a entirely different breed than the low class, un-educated, welfare, scum that we have living in central florida.
They dont eat fresh vegetables or whole food, they want processed crap and they will stuff a six pack of soda down their pants quicker than they can cash a check at amscot.
Aldi will be offering winn dixie quality but Shaniqua will still be expecting publix service!
lol if u dont think they have lowclass welfair grabbers in europe u dont know europe paris riots 2006 anyone there for that display of class?
poor taxpayer

Astor, FL

#44 Feb 6, 2008
King Whitey wrote:
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Aldi will be offering winn dixie quality but Shaniqua will still be expecting publix service!
Shaniqua and Laquicia will also be expecting that they can buy ring-dings and ho-hos with their food stamps. I love it when they are in front of me in the checkout line. It makes me so glad to be a taxpayer so that I can support these fine young ladies, and help to support their lifestyle in which they spend the day getting impregnated by various and sundry breeding partners.
poor taxpayer

Astor, FL

#47 Feb 6, 2008
poor taxpayer wrote:
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Shaniqua and Laquicia will also be expecting that they can buy ring-dings and ho-hos with their food stamps. I love it when they are in front of me in the checkout line. It makes me so glad to be a taxpayer so that I can support these fine young ladies, and help to support their lifestyle in which they spend the day getting impregnated by various and sundry breeding partners.
I can't believe the Slantinel censored my use of the word h-o-h-o-s. But I guess either meaning of the word fits in the context of Shaniqua.
Happycamper

Elyria, OH

#48 Feb 7, 2008
Wow, there are some really angry people out there. Maybe it's true, Orlando IS the angriest city in the country. Spend less time hating and more time enjoying your lives people! BE HAPPY!:)
poor taxpayer

Astor, FL

#49 Feb 8, 2008
Happycamper wrote:
Wow, there are some really angry people out there. Maybe it's true, Orlando IS the angriest city in the country. Spend less time hating and more time enjoying your lives people! BE HAPPY!:)
I would think that CLEVELAND would be the angriest place. But yes there are a lot of angry people in Otown. That comes from working long hours at low pay on multiple jobs like we do in Otown. And then with the little free time that we have, there so few decent restaurants & ZERO bars where respectable adults can go. Orlando sucks. Stay away and tell everyone else up North not to come, especially the wannabe realtors and mortgage broker skum.
Happycamper

Elyria, OH

#50 Feb 8, 2008
poor taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>I would think that CLEVELAND would be the angriest place. But yes there are a lot of angry people in Otown. That comes from working long hours at low pay on multiple jobs like we do in Otown. And then with the little free time that we have, there so few decent restaurants & ZERO bars where respectable adults can go. Orlando sucks. Stay away and tell everyone else up North not to come, especially the wannabe realtors and mortgage broker skum.
If you hate it so much, why are YOU there? You could always move away yourself and not put up with low pay, multiple jobs, and lack of entertainment. Cleveland, for example, has multitudes of nice restaurants and bars that you could enjoy every day of the week!!!

Since: Feb 08

Jacksonville

#51 Feb 8, 2008
I've been to couple in the suburbs of Philly and they aren't that bad. Compared to places like Savealot it's like Publix.
F Berg

River Forest, IL

#52 Feb 9, 2008
aldi blows wrote:
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lol Aldi is like Trader Joe's? You're comparing Trader Joe's imported cheeses from Italy to "Cheeze Product in a Can" at Aldi?
Your posting name says it all.
Actually, Trader Joe's is owned by a family trust set up by one of the owner's of Aldi.
We have a lot of Aldi's around Chicago. Except for their produce (which can be good), and some of the occasional special items they sell (furniture), the quality is very good. And because it is a German owned company they get great deals on many European items.
IF someone dealt with a "dirty" one, that had to be due to that particular store's management. All the ones I've been to have been clean and orderly.
I was just visiting my Mother and Sister in Winter Park, and I commented to them "it's too bad you don't have an Aldi's yet".
They are certainly not the ultimate store, but they're very good at what they do.
Open your mind

United States

#53 Feb 9, 2008
Nate Higgers wrote:
We had an ALDI Z in New York where I moved from. Despite the company's plans to locate in low-rent type neighborhoods, their selection is very good and reasonable. I liken them to a "Trader Joes" type store. Hopefully its success will convince Trader Joes execs to locate a store here. I welcome a little competition to Publix, WD, Albertsons etc.
BTW - the shopping cart "rental" is ridiculous -- I never saw that practice in the NY store. If they're trying to discourage cart theft, they need only put up those barricades around the store.
Nate, I bet you think people are stupid. I got the name & I don't think you are very smart. It's people like you that are still living in the stone age....GROW UP!!!!!!
I think it's great that people get to leave comments but when you have such narrow minded people it really makes me SICK. If you live in an affluent neighborhood (oh just in case you don't know what that means--rich area)you don't need to go to this store or any other that you don't like. I don't think anyone is going to come & twist your arm. You need to grow up too!!!!
Lamar

Melbourne, FL

#54 Feb 9, 2008
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.
That's not really true. They get their products from the same origins in the supply chain as every other grocer. They slap their own label on it, and sell it for less.

To my knowledge, they didn't get mych in the way of corporate welfare, though I'm sure some incentives were given. Our politicians are addicted to handouts.

The only people who truly hate Aldi are those people who are easily duped by advertising and sold (hook, line and sinker) on nationally advertised name brands. I would never buy Aldi ketchup (Heinz truly is best), but for the most part the national brands are nothing more than slick marketing.
Happycamper

Elyria, OH

#55 Feb 9, 2008
Lamar wrote:
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That's not really true. They get their products from the same origins in the supply chain as every other grocer. They slap their own label on it, and sell it for less.
To my knowledge, they didn't get mych in the way of corporate welfare, though I'm sure some incentives were given. Our politicians are addicted to handouts.
The only people who truly hate Aldi are those people who are easily duped by advertising and sold (hook, line and sinker) on nationally advertised name brands. I would never buy Aldi ketchup (Heinz truly is best), but for the most part the national brands are nothing more than slick marketing.
LOL! I know a woman who put Aldi ketchup into a Heinz bottle because her husband didn't like Aldi ketchup. He never knew! LOL

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