ALDI's updating local stores-

ADLI photo by Pat Z Anthony
@PatZAnthony (13057)
Charlotte, North Carolina
March 23, 2017 5:07pm CST
The ALDI store in our area was updated recently. In order to do this, many things were removed temporarily. This photo shows what one store looked like in the middle of this. ALDI closed some stores for a time while doing the updates in order to also add square footage. The store was fine with us before the upgrade and usually have plenty of fresh produce and other items we like. However, we have been told more items will be added soon that we might appreciate. Did your local ALDI store go through renovations?
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@MALUSE (43652)
• Uzbekistan
23 Mar 17
Do you know that ALDI is German and that the two brothers who founded it invented discount stores? They didn't exist before they had the idea. @PatZAnthony @RubyHawk
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Mar 17
@maluse I knew they were a German store as it was in the newspaper when the owners decided to only have Bottom Dollar in germany. Do you have any bottom dollars in your area? It was fantastic!
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@MALUSE (43652)
• Uzbekistan
24 Mar 17
@Marty1 I've never heard of Bottom Dollars in Germany. Besides, we don't have dollars. We have Euro.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
24 Mar 17
@Marty1 what does Bottom Dollar mean?
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
24 Mar 17
Our ALDI stores have been renovated last year, I cannot believe they use the same tiles in the United States. I suspect that their stores are identical all over the world.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
24 Mar 17
You are right @LadyDuck. The floor looks like that too in Ireland Aldi.
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
24 Mar 17
@thelme55 I am pretty sure that all the stores are identical.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Mar 17
Yes @LadyDuck it seems to us they are all the same.
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• United States
23 Mar 17
When we lived in Cleveland TN they opened - we went that day and the produce was old..never went back. Where we are now there isn't one - just United Grocery or something like that..a junk place.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Mar 17
We have never had any issues here @AbbyGreenhill
• United States
26 Mar 17
@PatZAnthony I can buy old produce in any grocery store - I just bought plums at Ingles and they had no flavor at all...horrible.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill We are blessed to be in an area of farmers and some of those have greenhouses, so fresh things all year! Funny thing is, when we say plums and other things taste like nothing, we are told it is us. And we've been told as we get older we loose our taste. We call *BS* b/c the good things are still good. It is not us, it is them.
@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
24 Mar 17
What a surprise! You have a German owned supermarket there in North Carolina? Do you have German bread there?
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Mar 17
We have many German items here @thelme55 including the bread. We will have some Lidl stores in NC soon as well.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
26 Mar 17
@PatZAnthony Lidl is also good.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Mar 17
@thelme55 We really are looking forward to the opening of the Lidl store here.
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@BelleStarr (39696)
• United States
24 Mar 17
I am not sure, I never did go to the ALDI in Ocala but I will check when I get home.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Mar 17
You might like what they have to offer @BelleStarr
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Mar 17
There are no ALDI stores in Oregon that I know of, but stores are generally better after a facelift.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Mar 17
Yes, most places are better after a facelift @JamesHxstatic Might want to sign up for that myself.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Mar 17
@PatZAnthony I daresay I need one worse than you do. I learned today that Aldi and Trader Joe's are "brother" corporations owned by a German company.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
28 Mar 17
@JamesHxstatic Never knew that. The Trader Joe's here is pricey. Our family just needs plain old food like our grandparents grew!
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@TheHorse (72460)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar 17
I've never heard of ALDI. Is it a grocery store of some sort?
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
ALDI offers groceries and more. You might see one in CA one day @TheHorse
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@TheHorse (72460)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Mar 17
@PatZAnthony Arethere other stores I can compare them to? Walmart? Target?
@UncleJoe (10872)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
24 Mar 17
They are currently building our first Aldi's about 2 blocks from here. We can't wait to check them out.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
Hope you like what you find there @UncleJoe Many appreciate the seasonal items more than anything.
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@UncleJoe (10872)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
27 Mar 17
@PatZAnthony If they can beat Kroger here I know I will like them.
@crossbones27 (21378)
• Redlands, California
24 Mar 17
We do not have one in our town, but there is one next town over, but not convenient for us to make the trip, especially in California traffic. That is cool your store is getting revamped, just watch the prices because that is what they like to do, pass the expenses of the remodel on to their customers.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
Oh, of course the consumer always pays for everything @crossbones27 They are not going to take it from their pockets.
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• Redlands, California
28 Mar 17
@PatZAnthony It would be nice if they could do a 50/50 thing. lol
• United States
23 Mar 17
I have not been to my local aldi in quite a long time. I imagine it would be one of the ones to receive more square footage though. I wonder if they are doing that because Lidl's are coming to our area? Atleast here in W-S, a Lidl's is in the process of development.
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@MALUSE (43652)
• Uzbekistan
24 Mar 17
Lidl is also German and close on the heels of ALDI.
@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Mar 17
Yes, Lidls will be in several areas we are familiar with. We will see!
@sharon6345 (138568)
• United States
23 Mar 17
I sure wish I had that score I get so many good things about the prices there
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
You will probably get one @sharon6345 It seems they are almost everywhere now.
@sharon6345 (138568)
• United States
27 Mar 17
@PatZAnthony I never knew anyone up north to have one.
@JESSY3236 (7294)
• United States
28 Mar 17
I didn't know there was ALDI stores here in NC. I never been to ours.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
28 Mar 17
These stores seem to be in every town now @JESSY3236
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@GreatMartin (5786)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
26 Mar 17
I went to Aldi store once when it opened here and it really wasn't worth the gas and effort plus the whole nonsense on the quarter--yes I know you get it back--but...
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
We like the Aldi here and what our local growers offer.
@FayeHazel (20033)
• United States
24 Mar 17
I haven't been to an Aldi in a long time
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
It is not for everyone @FayeHazel but we like the one here.
@snowy22315 (52879)
• United States
24 Mar 17
It is looking a bit more like a traditional supermarket these days. However, one thing I was glad to see at Aldi's was when they started taking credit cards. That helps alot! Not that I pay for groceries on credit, but I forgot the pin number on my debit card..
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
Yes @snowy22315 Now if they start taking coupons, we will really be surprised.
@OreoBrownie (3649)
• Elberton, Georgia
24 Mar 17
Our Aldi store is just a few years old, so there is no need to change.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
Maybe the one near you was large enough to begin with @OreoBrownie
@Tampa_girl7 (26231)
• United States
24 Mar 17
I have never been to one. I don't think Mississippi has them.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
They are in most towns here, so you might get one soon @Tampa_girl7
@cindiowens (3937)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
24 Mar 17
We don't have one yet, but I hear we are getting one. I am so excited!
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
It might be a good thing for your area if you like what they have to offer @cindiowens
@DianneN (85168)
• United States
24 Mar 17
We don't have an ALDI near us in CT or in FL.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
You probably will in a few years! They seem to be everywhere @DianneN
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@Jackalyn (6857)
• Oxford, England
24 Mar 17
We have a new one. It is miles from my house, but I had reason to drive over that way. I could not get all I want, but it really helped in a very thin week money wise as I got all sorts of veg for 30p and marmite, which I saw for 3.27 locally, for £2.27. The cheese is also cheap. However, nothing is organic. I wish they would bring that in.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Mar 17
Here there are many organic items @Jackalyn and they claim they will be adding more. That is helpful along with the savings.