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I first heard of Aldis back around 1973 or so, in Wisc. . Oddly that store , closed twenty years ago.
No real surprises but interesting anyway.

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2 Aldi's within 10 miles of me. Girlfriend shops there weekly for certain items. I've never noticed a difference in what she buys there.
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I went in one a few months ago and it was a piled up jumbled mess.
Plus, if you needed a cart, you had to put a quarter in a slot to unlock a cart.
I'll pass.

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Some things are really good, others are not. Closest one to me is about 30-35 miles. I've only shopped there 2X. Even with my walker I' can not really see all the store, my legs won't let me. They have NO electric carts, and refuse to get any, that pretty well leaves me out. Older and disabled folks have money to spend too, we just spend it somewhere else. Pitiful. CHARLIE.
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I prefer it over save ur snot. Some stuff is pretty good. I shop multiple stores I used to do all my shopping at one then would cringe when I got the total...
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Ours is mostly filled with budget minded Amish shoppers.. It must be a crappy place to work in because there are a few people running their Butts off filling shelves and running to the checkout Registers. Last time we were there , the Missus had to crawl into the Milk cooler to grab a Gallon of milk....
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Never heard of that chain store. Must be a northern store. Save a lot is our cheep store here in Florida. I buy a few things there but not much. Publix is a Florida grocery store that has expended into the SE states. Their stores are clean and the products are handled well and their customer service I’d the best in the area. So do most of my grocery shopping there.

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While we do some on-line shopping for groceries at Walmart, I do a lot of shopping at Publix. There is one Aldi over in Columbus, and they are building one almost across from the Walmart in Phenix City. Lori bought some hamburger at the Aldi in Columbus and it was good, even the way it was packaged. We usually get our meats at Terry's in Smith's Station, as they have the very best prices in the area. I won't buy meat from Walmart unless it's prepackaged sausage or bacon.

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While we do some on-line shopping for groceries at Walmart, I do a lot of shopping at Publix. There is one Aldi over in Columbus, and they are building one almost across from the Walmart in Phenix City. Lori bought some hamburger at the Aldi in Columbus and it was good, even the way it was packaged. We usually get our meats at Terry's in Smith's Station, as they have the very best prices in the area. I won't buy meat from Walmart unless it's prepackaged sausage or bacon.
A new Aldi just opened in Prattville , I had to ask , what sorta store it was . Guess Ill check it out soon . I dont buy meat at Wally world either .
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They handle let’s say, 250 items period. They are 200 fastest moving items they can identify and 50 odd ball “Big Lots” type strangeness.

If you want spices it better be salt or pepper. Cake mix white or chocolate, you get the idea.

They are German based and do have some German products that you don’t normally see.

If you appreciate a one and done sort of store this ain’t it. But for basic staples that brand means nothing you can certainly save money.

Oh, bring bags as they don’t give them away. I like a couple totes in the truck to empty the cart into. The first trip will be strange, give it a few trips. I wouldn’t drive an extra 50’ to go there. But, there are those who will drive a half hour extra.


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