ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Shopping at Aldi

Updated on June 19, 2013


An Aldi store is a no-frills grocer offering food, goods and seasonal merchandise at discounted prices. The character of this grocery chain begins in the parking lot which is empty of shopping carts and employees. Shoppers holding their own reusable shopping bags walk a short distance to the chained-up carts next to the entrance door. The carts are unlocked by the insertion of a quarter. The store entrance is clean and absent of any promotional display except for a simple metal rack holding the weekly Aldi flyer.


The store layout guides shoppers down the first of five aisles that are defined by rows of pallets which support neatly stacked boxes of merchandise. Aldi carries its own brand with few exceptions. Limited choices allow the consumer to decide simply between creamy and crunchy as opposed to Peter Pan, Jif or Goober Jelly. There is even a small selection of wine and beer neatly displayed on one of the only permanent shelves in the establishment.


Aldi does not offer an expansive selection of fruits and vegetables. However, popular and high quality produce is always available and fresh.


It is impossible to unload the shopping cart onto the conveyor belt and keep pace with the clerk who move quickly. Keep the bananas and chips for last to be sure they are on the top. After packing your own groceries on the counters provided, you’re done. A week of healthy food to feed a family of four (including 2 bottles of wine) for $89.00 is liberating, to be sure.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      I have never heard of the Aldi store around here, but I will do some research. Sounds like they are a pretty reasonable place to find some bargains. Thanks for the information.

    • Anne Pettit profile imageAUTHOR

      Anne Pettit 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      They don't sell high powered assault rifles either. LOL

    • profile image

      Ghaelach 

      5 years ago

      Don't know if they are taking advantage of people as you say, but the two of them together come up with a nice sum total of approx 33 Billion Euro's. They didn't that rich for doing nothing, and that's about 45 billion $.

      Stick to Aldi if you can.

      LOL Ghaelach

    • Anne Pettit profile imageAUTHOR

      Anne Pettit 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      How interesting! Out of curiosity, are the richest men in Germany taking advantage of the working class as Wal-Mart is here?

      Thanks for your comment. My family has survived some tough times more easily because of access to Aldi stores.

      I won't shop at Wal-Mart.

    • profile image

      Ghaelach 

      5 years ago

      Hi Anne.

      It doesn't matter where you live in the world "ALDI" is the same and run on the same strategy in each store.

      I live in the home of "Aldi" where two brothers started the firm. One having the north of Germany (Aldi Nord) and the other bother having the South of Germany (Aldi Süd). They both soon became the richest men in Germany with Aldi South doing slightly better.

      Ghaelach

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)