- Aldi V Sainsburys
Another one here who finds the ‘here one week, gone the next’ approach to stockkeeping utterley annoying.
On the other hand, their organic baby foods are a welcome alternative to over-sweet & sickly energy gels for the cycling bag – mango, apple & banana purée is for winners!Posted 3 years agonickcSubscriber
I’ve a lidl near me, and as a single vegetarian it’s pretty rubbish TBH. fruit and veg quality is terrible, and I can’t buy (in my Lidl at least) loose items, I’m forced to buy a kg of carrots (for instance) instead of the one or two I want, and stock control isn’t great.
I have tried it, but like others, have then had to go somewhere else for top up items. Can’t be bothered with that.Posted 3 years agochestercopperpotMember
They are both businesses and will always strive for growth and maximum profits.
One chooses to offer the customer lower unit prices, less choice in less glamorous premises. While the other chooses to use flim flam, smoke and mirrors like so many of the bezzie mates corporate world, that treat us like the idiots they know most of us are 😀Posted 3 years agoslowoldmanSubscriber
Generally the meat is better than Sainsbury’s, but i’ve cashed in some of the savings on the weekly staples and started buying meat from a Butchers, which is in a different league, and not much more expensive as you might think.
This +1 and greengrocer too as km79 says. Much better quality of banter too.Posted 3 years agochestrockwellMember
I can’t buy (in my Lidl at least) loose items, I’m forced to buy a kg of carrots (for instance) instead of the one or two I want,
This for Aldi too. We have a varied diet so don’t need bags full of veg usually. Spice range is appalling also.
I should really use the market for fruit and butchers for meat but it comes back to the effort involved to do multi stop trips. Also, our Tesco butcher has much better quality meat behind the counter compared to the pre-packed stuff so it’s halfway there.Posted 3 years agoransosMember
Meat from the butcher, fruit & veg from the greengrocer (who deliver for free) and Aldi or Lidl for everything else. All in all, cheaper than the normal supermarkets, and better quality too.
Though speaking of fruit and veg, I don’t understand the complaints on here: Aldi has always seemed way fresher to me than the rubbish they sell in Sainsbury’s or Asda (though none of it compares to the greengrocer, which is also cheaper). Maybe it depends which distribution centre they use?Posted 3 years agoHob NobMember
We have repeatedly tried to shop at Aldi/Lidl, and whilst some stuff is acceptable, there is a lot of crap there also.
Never been impressed with the fruit and veg, always goes off quickly, which is a pain when you try & do a weekly shop.
The biggest issue is, both are an utter pain in the arse to get to & parking is a total joke.
I hate food shopping & the wasted time involved. I will gladly pay more to Sainsbury’s for them to deliver at a time convenient to us. The local Aldi feels like you are having a fight in there.Posted 3 years ago
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