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Old 06-18-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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I think the way they have engineered their stores and processes to save money is very interesting. German engineering at work.
I am drawn to German engineering like a moth to a flame, so I must check Aldi out.
Thx, for the wiki link, interesting (isn't wikipedia great!)
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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I was intrigued by the Aldi wikipedia article ( Aldi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ). I think the way they have engineered their stores and processes to save money is very interesting. German engineering at work.
Thanks for the article
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I have never been to trader joe's, what kinds of things would you recommend purchasing there?
It would depend on your taste. For instace, they have imported cheeses at excellent prices.

Look through their frozen foods. Check the sauces. The sauces appear to be expensive, but they go further than most that you get cheaper at regular stores.

If you aren't close to Trader Joe's, take a cooler or insulated bag w/freezer packs, & pack the stuff when you get to the car & plan the expedition in conjunction with something else so you don't waste gas.

Just wander through & check it out. They also have a person preparing samples in all of their stores. Check the Fearless Flyer on their website to get an idea of what would appeal to you.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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I am drawn to German engineering like a moth to a flame, so I must check Aldi out.
Thx, for the wiki link, interesting (isn't wikipedia great!)
I think it's interesting that the Germans were not impressed when WalMart tried to move into the German market.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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I just went on Aldi's website. Looks interesting, I will try it out when I move down there. Anything at Aldi's I should stay away from?
Is there an Aldi near you now?

I've never found anything that was bad in Aldi or Trader Joe''s. Now there are still some things that I get at Pathmark. For instance, ketchup has to be Heinz.....

Just pick up 1 or 2 of various items to try them.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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Is there an Aldi near you now?

I've never found anything that was bad in Aldi or Trader Joe''s. Now there are still some things that I get at Pathmark. For instance, ketchup has to be Heinz.....

Just pick up 1 or 2 of various items to try them.
There is one in Lincolnton. I won't be down there until next month.
I like the fact that if you do not like something you can exchange it and get your money back. My friend lives in Waxhaw and says she won't go to Aldi's (she is a self proclaimed snob) but loves Trader Joes. I hope we get a Trader Joes in Lincoln County someday(we have one in NJ)
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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There is one in Lincolnton. I won't be down there until next month.
I like the fact that if you do not like something you can exchange it and get your money back. My friend lives in Waxhaw and says she won't go to Aldi's (she is a self proclaimed snob) but loves Trader Joes. I hope we get a Trader Joes in Lincoln County someday(we have one in NJ)
ssd, I'm currently in Camden County, but plan to move to Kings Mountain or Lincoln County. I hope that Trader Joe's opens a store for the western area, but I'll deal with it.

Tell your friend that Aldi is involved with Trader Joe''s.

I have been in an Adi in Germany. There's a lot of buying power there.

Aldi & Trader Joe's are grocery stores, not supermarkets. You'll still need to go to a supermarket for some stuff. However, if you work them into your grocery shopping, you'll save a ton of money.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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I went to Aldi's in Matthews but didn't quite like it.

I have to see if there are any others.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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Lowes Food is great for Boars Head, but there prices are steep for everyday supplies. It is a drive for me to go there,but got to have Boars head, and their butcher dept is good.
Harris Teeter is my choice for bakery, seafood, produce & sometimes butcher, but again dry goods, cleaning, etc...I think they are steep too.
Bi-Lo... because it is close I go here for my everday needs. Their BOGOF is awesome, but I don't buy from their different depts.
Wal-mart...is great for dry goods, health&beauty, but again I have to drive too far.
Food Lion....I will never walk in their doors! Over 10-13yrs ago, they got caught bleaching their chicken & meat that was expired to resell. That is just something I can't get past, and since I have other choices I choose others.
Bloom...a glorified Food Lion..don't see anything about them that so special.
Aldi...fantastic on prices, has mostly non-brand names, I like them, but don't use them much.
Would love to try Traders Joe one day, as well as some of the others, but they are just too far to travel for me.
Hope this helps alittle.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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I went to Aldi's in Matthews but didn't quite like it.

I have to see if there are any others.
What didn't you like?
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