We're getting a Lidl's!

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United States
December 21, 2016 5:12pm CST
We are going to be getting a Lidl's here in my little part of the world. I know Lidl's is German based, but I also know that it's in England. I am not sure when it will be completed, but it won't be too terribly far from me either... So when it does open, I'll be sure to go check it out. We've had Publix open up here, as well. We are expecting another chain grocery store to open up but can't remember which. I'm only excited by the Lidl's on the very slim, but hopefully offchance, that they import more British foods... I can't live without my Jammie Dodgers and Vimto's!
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@DWDavis (15842)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
21 Dec 16
I'm familiar with Publix, but have not heard of Lidl's. From reading your post, I take it Lidl's is a grocery store.
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@pgntwo (22752)
• Alanya, Turkey
21 Dec 16
Lidl is a German discounter store:
Lidl Northern Ireland. Browse online for our weekly offers on groceries and recipes to homeware, electrical, plants and much more. Lidl Suprises.
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• United States
22 Dec 16
I think Lidl's is somewhat a bigger version of an Aldi's, with a few more non grocery related selections. Of course I've never been inside a Lidl's (Pronounce Ly-Dul's) @DWDavis Oh and they are building it in Forsyth County, NC.
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@DWDavis (15842)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
22 Dec 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I've seen Aldi's in nearby towns and rumor has it we may be getting one here.
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• Bournemouth, England
22 Dec 16
If your branches are anything like the ones in the UK, you will get loads of very good value food and cleaning products. They also do weekly specials of clothing, electrical goods, stationery, exercise equipment and many other items. There are also weekly themed food offers, such as Greek foods, Italian, etc. The frustrating thing about these is that you discover something you really like and they don't offer it again until six months down the line.
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@pgntwo (22752)
• Alanya, Turkey
22 Dec 16
The joys of the discounter store... :)
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• Bournemouth, England
22 Dec 16
@pgntwo Years ago I bought some really cheap piece of small flatpack furniture in there. When I tried to make it there was some fault or other so I returned it. As it was a one-week item there were no replacements so I asked for a refund. I had to fill in a form and leave the item with them. About a week later, a cheque arrived in the post for the full amount (about 12 quid), along with a letter informing me that they agreed with me so my application for a refund had been successful! I assume they have a better system in place now.
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@pgntwo (22752)
• Alanya, Turkey
22 Dec 16
@asfarasiknow That they do - even putting the refund back onto your card, so long as you have the receipt.
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@LilyBeBack (2017)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 16
That's good, I'd say Lidl is my favourite supermarket
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• United States
23 Dec 16
It will be a long wait for me, but I'm sure it will be well worth it.
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@Orson_Kart (4483)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 16
I don't know if they sell Jammie Dodgers (because I don't eat them), or Vimtos (I don't know what they are, is it the drink?), but they tend to sell cheaper versions of the popular brands in the bigger supermarkets. I would imagine they will do the same over there, so it most probably will be your standard American food at a discounted price. As you love our British food so much, I hope you get your wish.
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• United States
23 Dec 16
Yes, I have to half expect it will all be American fair and perhaps a bit of selection of German goods, as it's a German supermarket. Yes, Vimto's is the fizzy fruit drink in the purple / red can. I can get some British type foods at work, and could even special order some if I so chose. Haddon House is the distribution company that we (the store I work for) get our British goods from, but the selection isn't very good. Other stores around the area offer some selection, but the prices aren't the best. I use a US based company of expats who get the food items shipped in and offer somewhat reasonable prices and a loyalty program to boot.
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• United Kingdom
23 Dec 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum You sure like to immerse yourself in everything that is British. Or is it more specifically English?
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@papecrow (84)
22 Dec 16
Lidl is great! Good quality products, inexpensive and good to have nearby. Happy shoppings!
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• United States
23 Dec 16
You'll have to wish me happy shopping again once it opens up, it will be a few years.
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23 Dec 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum a thought it would be soon. my bad ^^ will do
www....
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
22 Dec 16
We just had a FastTrac open around the corner... That's a big deal for us. Probably gonna put the little gas station across the street out of business.
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• United States
23 Dec 16
Happened to "The Pantry" a little gas station / convenience store we had here. A BP opened across the street from it and the pantry owners had to sell out to Kangaroo. The place is still there, just corporately owned now.
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• United States
24 Dec 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Our little gas station used to be great. The owners have 2 but they put all their energy into their other one as they live closer to that. Their other one is huge and is across from a Fastrac and they're actually bigger and more popular than the Fastrac is. They ignore this one though, and recently fired a lot of good people... so I think maybe they should be closed down!
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Dec 16
and just what are tammie dorers and vimtos
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@pgntwo (22752)
• Alanya, Turkey
21 Dec 16
Jammie Dodgers are a type of cookie, like a round custard cream with a jammy bit in the middle. Vimto is a mixed fruit soda.
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• United States
22 Dec 16
@Hatley the Jammie Dodgers are really good. I can get them now but I pay about $2.00 for a pack of them, plus the cost to ship. The Vimto tastes somewhat like the Holiday Welch's juices they have here, but a bit more fizzy.
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@pgntwo (22752)
• Alanya, Turkey
21 Dec 16
Lidl, the German discounter store? That is interesting! They tend to sell a lot of their own-label lookalike products, good quality and slightly lower prices. They do their own jammie dodger, and a version of IrnBru, not sure about Vimto.
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• United States
22 Dec 16
They have a version of IrnBru? Then I hope they will have a good selection of foods then. I can get IrnBru here but it's about $2.50 for a bottle of it. I didn't stay for the whole news coverage on it, but I heard the word Lidl and knew exactly what it was. It probably won't be complete for another few years though.
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@sishy7 (27592)
• Australia
22 Dec 16
I think they have yet to open their first stores down under... I heard Lidl is going to be even cheaper than Aldi which has been around since 2001... I guess they have to since they will be in a stiff competition with Aldi when they open up stores in Australia...
• United States
23 Dec 16
We have Aldi's here as well, but it has been so long since I've been in one. The aldi's we have here is quite small. I am not sure if that is the norm or not. I believe that Lidl's carries a wider selection than Aldi's as well, but then that might vary per location.
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• Preston, England
23 Dec 16
I use Lidl's and similar cheap stores a lot - they are very good