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(Lincoln Journal Star)   Since Germany couldn't conquer the world in the 40s with aggression and Hitler, they are now trying to do so with affordable groceries and ALDI   (journalstar.com) divider line 49
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2013-12-20 08:12:25 PM  
The prices at Aldi's show you one thing:  the rest of the fargging icehole supermarkets are ripoffs.

it isn't even close.
 
2013-12-20 08:27:03 PM  
No umlauts allowed in that article, it seems. Will Aldi expand out west? Looks like they peter out at the Mississippi.

Never mind, seems they are going into Cali
 
2013-12-20 08:27:10 PM  
Pearl Harbor didn't work out so we got you with tape decks.

/You'll just have to shoot me...
/Christmas Movie!
 
2013-12-20 08:33:32 PM  

zerkalo: No umlauts allowed in that article, it seems. Will Aldi expand out west? Looks like they peter out at the Mississippi.

Never mind, seems they are going into Cali


That's nice. It will be nice to have more of a choice in markets. We already have to shop at several different markets for different things. Meat, we go to a local market that we love that sells locally sourced, minimally processed meat of extremely high quality (and, unfortunately, price, but we expect that). General things, we go to Lucky, which we hate. Bread and baked goods, we end up at Safeway a lot of the time because their bagels are better than any others we can get around here. A Whole Foods moved into our town, but we have not shopped there yet. We try to be loyal and supportive of the market we buy meat at, to encourage them to stick to their standards and not go out of business. An Aldi would give us more choice, and I've heard nothing but good things about them. I would love to replace Lucky and Safeway with Aldi.
 
2013-12-20 08:38:12 PM  
There's a right way and a wrong way to go about everything.
 
2013-12-20 08:43:15 PM  
I typically carry a quarter around with me just in case I pass an Aldi and need to stop in and grab a cart.  You never know what you're going to find but they've really got some good stuff.
 
2013-12-20 08:44:45 PM  
Hell, out west it would be nice to have a few more choices than just Safeway and HellMart. Giving them some competition would drive the market down nicely.
 
2013-12-20 09:02:30 PM  
There's two Aldi's, Aldi South and Aldi North (from how the company was split between brothers).

Aldi North is represented as Trader Joe's.
 
2013-12-20 09:06:59 PM  
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/approves
 
2013-12-20 09:33:34 PM  

EnderWiggnz: The prices at Aldi's show you one thing:  the rest of the fargging icehole supermarkets are ripoffs.

it isn't even close.


Dates at Aldi stores are haphazard at best. Some things aren't bad, but it isn't worth the extra trip considering fuel cost.
 
2013-12-20 10:12:40 PM  
Deutschland über Aldi

/Heute Europa, Morgen die Welt!
 
2013-12-20 10:22:47 PM  

EnderWiggnz: The prices at Aldi's show you one thing:  the rest of the fargging icehole supermarkets are ripoffs.

it isn't even close.


Most supermarkets profit margins are under 5%
 
2013-12-20 10:24:29 PM  
Lets face it; of all the nations that have ever theatened to conquer the world, rule under Germany would likely be the best outcome.
 
2013-12-20 10:29:43 PM  
"The company said in a statement Friday that the expansion would create more than 10,000 new jobs.... "


This actually trickles down to the company I work for, and therefore me. Aldi's store-brand cheese chunks come from one of our good customers, so they'll probably need to buy a few more cheese chunkification production lines to keep up with demand.
 
2013-12-20 10:34:30 PM  

phaseolus: "The company said in a statement Friday that the expansion would create more than 10,000 new jobs.... "


This actually trickles down to the company I work for, and therefore me. Aldi's store-brand cheese chunks come from one of our good customers, so they'll probably need to buy a few more cheese chunkification production lines to keep up with demand.


Buy, Mortimer! Buy!
 
2013-12-20 10:36:19 PM  

phaseolus: "The company said in a statement Friday that the expansion would create more than 10,000 new jobs.... "


This actually trickles down to the company I work for, and therefore me. Aldi's store-brand cheese chunks come from one of our good customers, so they'll probably need to buy a few more cheese chunkification production lines to keep up with demand.


Tell them to make some extra sharp cheddar!

Need less articles about how good Aldi is.  I don't want it to be invaded by Trader Joe's people.
 
2013-12-20 10:42:18 PM  
German friend of mine once said (yes, he was drunk, why do you ask?) "We learned our lesson in WWII. Next time we'll do it with money.
 
2013-12-20 10:53:53 PM  

part of the problem: German friend of mine once said (yes, he was drunk, why do you ask?) "We learned our lesson in WWII. Next time we'll do it with money.


http://www.ibtimes.com/germanys-trade-surplus-hits-record-high-frenc h- trade-deficit-widens-uk-balance-trade-remains-1461836

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-08/china-exports-rise-more-tha n- estimated.html

Germanys trade export was, last I checked, can't find the link, actually higher than Chinas now (on a month per month basis).

Not per capita, just higher.

Or, Germany has a trade surplus 18 times higher than China per inhabitant.


(Scandinavia is even better, but they're small).
 
2013-12-20 11:19:58 PM  

MugzyBrown: EnderWiggnz: The prices at Aldi's show you one thing:  the rest of the fargging icehole supermarkets are ripoffs.

it isn't even close.

Most supermarkets profit margins are under 5%


The number I've worked with is between 2-3%.

That being said, I can buy a 5lbs bag of flour for $3 at your typical store, or for $0.80 at Aldi.  Hell, eggs are like $2.50 at supermarkets and $.90 at the Aldis.
 
2013-12-20 11:28:25 PM  
I for one welcome our neuen deutschen Oberherren
 
2013-12-20 11:28:53 PM  
Aldi's is the shiat for stocking up on bulk items that the big chains are just raping your poor abused asshole on. Pasta/rice/flour/beans/potatos/onions/milk/juice and eggs.

Like whoa I just spent 8 bucks on what would have cost 30 at Kroger.

Thanks Germany.
 
2013-12-20 11:30:31 PM  
Wrong. They are trying (and succeeding) in conquering the world by being smuggled out of Germany after the war by the OSS and going on to train the CIA into continuing their job.
 
2013-12-20 11:53:24 PM  
The problem i've seen with Aldi products is that they are almost always higher in calorie count and fat content. :-(   Often significantly so.
 
2013-12-20 11:54:47 PM  
I go there for teenager food. You cant beat Aldi for feeding lazy teen boys.
$2 Mama cozi (tombstone-like) pizzas ,$.69 Chimichungas and $.99 Chicken cordon bleus.
I make one trip and fill the freezer and the boys leave Mom alone until dinner.

I love Aldi!
 
2013-12-20 11:58:06 PM  
As a Wisconsin resident, the fact that on many items (same supplier) Aldi's was cheaper than Woodman's freaked me. Exact same items. The secondary freak was that Woodman's and Sendiks (Sendiks being the upscale) had the same supplier as Woodman's.
 
2013-12-21 12:00:30 AM  
I was under the impression that ALDI was from a parallel dimension where groceries are really cheap. That's why they don't have any normal brands.

The more you know.
 
2013-12-21 12:05:21 AM  
Aldi's German main competitor, Lidl, is currently evaluating a US expansion, too.They are considering to start with 100 stores in the east coast area. Disclosure is to be expected at the end of next year. I would say, Lidl is even better prepared than Aldi in online and hypermarket business.
 
2013-12-21 01:09:27 AM  
Well, Germany has already conquered Europe through a female chancellor and the international banking system (as devised by the jews).  Who knew that's what it took?
 
2013-12-21 01:10:34 AM  
Where else are you gonna get schnitzle, spaetzle, and strudel in October?
 
2013-12-21 01:14:17 AM  

IronTom: Where else are you gonna get schnitzle, spaetzle, and strudel in October?


Make it yourself?
 
2013-12-21 01:16:18 AM  

alice_600: IronTom: Where else are you gonna get schnitzle, spaetzle, and strudel in October?

Make it yourself?


never tried that with schnitzel, sounds like a good idea though
 
2013-12-21 01:38:40 AM  

IronTom: alice_600: IronTom: Where else are you gonna get schnitzle, spaetzle, and strudel in October?

Make it yourself?

never tried that with schnitzel, sounds like a good idea though


It's called chicken fried steak, just good luck finding someplace that isn't serving frozen crap. Outback does a rather tasty version with cornflakes in the crust.
 
2013-12-21 02:17:27 AM  
At least they pay a decent wage compared to Walmart and Mc Donalds
 
2013-12-21 02:32:54 AM  
Aldi seems like the RC Cola or Hardee's of grocery stores. I like that it exists, but I'd rarely bother with it.
 
2013-12-21 04:44:26 AM  

inglixthemad: EnderWiggnz: The prices at Aldi's show you one thing:  the rest of the fargging icehole supermarkets are ripoffs.

it isn't even close.

Dates at Aldi stores are haphazard at best. Some things aren't bad, but it isn't worth the extra trip considering fuel cost.


I prefer a traditional dinner and a movie and let her pay for gas.
 
2013-12-21 05:24:20 AM  
I live in So Cal and have always liked Trader Joes, so I'm looking forward to trying out an Aldis when and if one shows up anywhere near me.

/Very unlikely one will show up anywhere near me
//Live in Calif High Desert
///Nearest TJ is in Palm Springs, 45 mi away
 
2013-12-21 05:47:13 AM  
 
2013-12-21 06:28:24 AM  

BullBearMS: A small number of companies own most of the brand name grocery store items most of us are familiar with.

Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to pet food to jeans.

According to this chart called "The Illusion of Choice," these corporations create a chain that begins at one of 10 super companies. You've heard of the biggest names, but it's amazing to see what these giants own or influence.

I would much rather see people buy store brands than continue to feed the oversized, overpriced grocery store beast.


I am seriously shocked about how many of those items I don't buy. I mean, I am no hipster, but evidently I shop like one.
 
2013-12-21 06:49:15 AM  

BullBearMS: A small number of companies own most of the brand name grocery store items most of us are familiar with.

Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to pet food to jeans.

According to this chart called "The Illusion of Choice," these corporations create a chain that begins at one of 10 super companies. You've heard of the biggest names, but it's amazing to see what these giants own or influence.

I would much rather see people buy store brands than continue to feed the oversized, overpriced grocery store beast.


Uh, who do you think makes the store brand? Do you think Target manufacturers its own toothpaste and paper towels?
 
2013-12-21 06:49:56 AM  

LemSkroob: Lets face it; of all the nations that have ever theatened to conquer the world, rule under Germany would likely be the best outcome.


You sound white
 
2013-12-21 07:29:30 AM  

BullBearMS: A small number of companies own most of the brand name grocery store items most of us are familiar with.

Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to pet food to jeans.

According to this chart called "The Illusion of Choice," these corporations create a chain that begins at one of 10 super companies. You've heard of the biggest names, but it's amazing to see what these giants own or influence.



As I said last time this showed up ... "Johnathan! ... Johnathan! ... Johnathan!..."
 
2013-12-21 07:46:28 AM  

stratagos: LemSkroob: Lets face it; of all the nations that have ever theatened to conquer the world, rule under Germany would likely be the best outcome.

You sound white


You sound like you've never been to Germany
 
2013-12-21 07:59:44 AM  

ravenlore: The problem i've seen with Aldi products is that they are almost always higher in calorie count and fat content. :-(   Often significantly so.


Or you could try Aldi's healthier counterpart:

farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2013-12-21 08:20:50 AM  

BullBearMS: A small number of companies own most of the brand name grocery store items most of us are familiar with.

Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to pet food to jeans.

According to this chart called "The Illusion of Choice," these corporations create a chain that begins at one of 10 super companies. You've heard of the biggest names, but it's amazing to see what these giants own or influence.

I would much rather see people buy store brands than continue to feed the oversized, overpriced grocery store beast.


This is very stupid. The store brands and trader joes brands are made by the same companies. Sometimes they're tests, sometimes they're screw ups. Sometimes they want more shelf space.
 
2013-12-21 08:47:49 AM  
Whenever I hear of Trader Joe's loving hipsters wanting to try Aldi... I release the safety on my Browning!
 
2013-12-21 09:40:29 AM  
I farking love Aldi.

Love the experience, the cart "fee", the bagging you own groceries, BYOB, how clean everything is, I love it all.  Know why?

Because I spend farking half of what I usually do on my grocery bill.

Yes, its all one-off store brands for the most part (I can still get Poptarts or Cheerios if I want), but almost all of the pantry staple items, I buy there.   Eggs, Milk, Butter, Bread, all of it.    Veggies and Meats, I get somewhere else.   With buying all that stuff there and my veggies and fruits at a farmers market, I can afford to buy shiat again like, good steaks, or giant pork roasts.   

And actually, we usually end up going to Sams Club to buy our meats.   Because if we're going to spend that much, we're going to buy a shiatload and not have to buy any for 3 or 4 months.
 
2013-12-21 11:04:16 AM  
No no no subs. They will do it through SAP.
 
2013-12-21 04:51:10 PM  

MugzyBrown: This is very stupid. The store brands and trader joes brands are made by the same companies.


What's stupid is buying the same thing at a higher price because you want to support major corporate mega conglomerates.
 
2013-12-22 07:38:22 AM  

ghare: stratagos: LemSkroob: Lets face it; of all the nations that have ever theatened to conquer the world, rule under Germany would likely be the best outcome.

You sound white

You sound like you've never been to Germany


This.  Germany is a lovely country.  The people are really amazing.  Spend a little time with Germans in Germany and you see that all the stereotypes about them being disciplined and meticulous don't even come close to the truth.  Damn those people are efficient.
 
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