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    The latest shopping headlines.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 30 Jul 2016, 12:01 pm

    I found in my Scottish Sunday Mail this morning that Aldi have topped the bargain-basket league for 15 staple grocery items, with a bill of 30 percent less than it's rivals.

    The total was 13.01 at Aldi compared with 18.40 at Sainsbury's, 17.88 at Morrisons and 17.62 at Tesco.

    Out of 15 essentials Aldi were cheapest for 12.




    While I find this interesting I wonder why Aldi were not compared with Lidl or any of the other discount supermarkets, as it is easier to compare with the three most expensive supermarkets than compare with the prices found in the other discount supermarkets ?


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    Post by Nuthin fancy on Sat 30 Jul 2016, 1:54 pm

    Hi All,

    I think you are right about that Paps. Interesting if they compared with Lidl. Must admit I shop at both of them quite frequently. I like all the little new things they have in. Asda had some fantastic little 'handmad' yoghurt pots in the other day near us and they were great. One of our Asda's in a village close to me is right behind an M&S and they must have seen business plummet !!...Its about time the big boys got a run in for their money.

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    Post by papa_umau on Sun 31 Jul 2016, 11:03 am

    Yes, and I think that that is exactly what Aldi and Lidl are doing.

    The big supermarkets must really hate Aldi and Lidl as no matter what they do to try to compete with them, nothing seems to work.

    Now Aldi and Lidl are turning into proper supermarkets and they are offering some really top-level food. Aldi's "Specially Selected" brands compare with Waitrose for very high quality.

    I too love looking into their short term "specials" as even although they are only in the shop temporarily they are often of really great value.


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    Post by Angie baby on Sun 31 Jul 2016, 11:20 am

    I remember Aldi and Lidl when they first arrived in Britain, as everything for sale was stacked in the cardboard boxes that they came in.

    Now, at least, they look like proper supermarkets and they have card payments as well.

    My local Aldi even accepts contactless card payments.
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    Post by papa_umau on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 11:41 am

    Yes, the German owners have done a lot to get away from the "stack-it-high-and-sell-it-cheap" image.

    Since they introduced card payments we have seen many people shopping there that were previously too stuck up to shop in either Aldi or Lidl.


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