When you’re looking to save money at the grocery store, one of the best places you can shop is Aldi. Unlike traditional discount grocery stores, Aldi has an upscale look and feel as you go about your shopping experience. And like Trader Joe’s, Aldi sells store brand products, which helps you save money compared to the name-brand, national companies that upcharge you based on their packaging label.
While not everyone has an Aldi grocery store nearby, if you have one in your neck of the woods, lucky you! And if you’ve never been to one, you should make a trek out to it because you’ll get good quality products for discount prices.
But Aldi has a few secrets that you should know as you shop. Besides the fact that more Aldi locations are being built around the United States, you’ll be seeing more of this grocery store soon. In the United States, Aldi is a presence in 35 states with 1,750 locations. Globally, they have more than 10,000 stores. They’re adding about 500 stores in the US in the next five years.
Aldi is competitive. But not in the cutthroat, business way we’ve come to expect for American companies. They pay their employees well and offer benefits. They also hold blind taste testing against competitors every year to make sure their store brand products are high-quality.
While most corporate executives stay in their ivory towers away from the peons working the stores, Aldi executives take their turn in the grocery store. Every manager, director, and VP has to spend a week working in a location performing tasks like unloading trucks and stocking shelves – and serving customers of course.
When you comparison shop Aldi compared to other grocery stores, you’ll find that their prices are quite good. But they’re not sacrificing quality of their food to get to those low prices. And they also sell high-quality household items. According to Tip Hero, Nordstrom sells a candle for $65 while Aldi sells a replica for just $6.99.
If you’re a fiend for good beverages, you must try Aldi’s latest rose and pre-mixed mimosa drinks. They include freshly-squeeze juices and cost just $6.99 and $8.99 respectively. They’re only around for the summer, so get yours while you can.
In certain markets (only the UK), Aldi released their holiday special that went viral. They put a wine Advent calendar out for the holiday and blew everyone’s minds with their creative spin on the traditional holiday activity. Geared toward adults, their wine Advent calendar opens up to mini bottles of mine compared to the traditional chocolate ones. Obviously, this was a hit among adults.
In conclusion, Aldi has some great secrets for shoppers. Not only do they have quality and tasty items, but their prices are also very competitive. When you stop by your local Aldi, if you’re lucky enough to have one near you, you can put these secrets to good use for your budget and for your family’s tummies.
Have you ever gone grocery shopping at Aldi? Will you give it a shot?