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    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 17th May 17, 8:38 AM
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    Aldi prices creeping up
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    • 17th May 17, 8:38 AM
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    Aldi prices creeping up 17th May 17 at 8:38 AM
    Has anybody else noticed how Aldi prices are rising compared to the "big" supermarkets?

    We've shopped at Aldi for some while now as on average, we reckoned our weekly shop costed around 2/3rd that of a similar Tesco shop. In the last few weeks however, we've noticed prices rising and I assumed it was down to a mix of a weak pound and inflation but I did a comparison last night.

    I took last week's Aldi receipt and did a sample equivalent online shop at both ASDA & Tesco. The result?

    ALDI - £38.76
    ASDA - £38.43
    Tesco - £40.42

    Now these comparison shops were online orders for home delivery so I would have had to add on £3-£5 but in reality that's what it costs me in fuel to drive to ALDI anyway. Also, some items aren't directly comparable but I did choose those which we would have bought in a typical "basic" shop.
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    • Gnocchi
    • By Gnocchi 17th Jul 17, 12:24 AM
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    Saw a tweet today that Aldi is looking to recruit 4000 new staff and Lidl is aiming to open one new store per week for the next ten years, according to a tweet from The Grocer.

    Wondering how more Lidl and Aldi stores would affect prices. Might Aldi and Lidl try to go more mainstream and increase prices and widen ranges ?

    Alternatively, would Tesco and Sainsbury lower theirs ?

    I've noticed amount of offers on Ocado reduced drastically but not many price rises. However in Sainsbury's and Tesco fresh stuff is up. My carrots up 25p, apples 10p, olive oil 50p.
    • robrymond
    • By robrymond 17th Jul 17, 6:40 AM
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    Saw a tweet today that Aldi is looking to recruit 4000 new staff and Lidl is aiming to open one new store per week for the next ten years, according to a tweet from The Grocer.

    Wondering how more Lidl and Aldi stores would affect prices. Might Aldi and Lidl try to go more mainstream and increase prices and widen ranges ?

    Alternatively, would Tesco and Sainsbury lower theirs ?

    I've noticed amount of offers on Ocado reduced drastically but not many price rises. However in Sainsbury's and Tesco fresh stuff is up. My carrots up 25p, apples 10p, olive oil 50p.
    Originally posted by Gnocchi
    I think Lidl could do with more expansion and I'd like Aldi to expand to take the pressure off existing stores. However it could all back-fire in the future and expand too quickly and then end up like Tesco with stores closing.
    • peewhyeff
    • By peewhyeff 7th Aug 17, 9:46 PM
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    Also Lidl. I've been buying their 50p bag of frozen chips for the last year. It's just a nice size for us and means I haven't got to store chips in the freezer. Bought a bag yesterday....now 55p.....10% price increase!
    Originally posted by peewhyeff
    Update. The 1kg 50p/55p bag disappeared sometime in June and was replaced by 1.5kg bag for 85p. Today the 1kg bag has returned. ....and is now 63p!!!!
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 8th Aug 17, 6:35 AM
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    I was in Aldi at the weekend and got some stuff that normally would have been £25 ish. At the till it was £34! No point going out of my way to get there any more.
    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 8th Aug 17, 9:31 AM
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    I was in Aldi at the weekend and got some stuff that normally would have been £25 ish. At the till it was £34! No point going out of my way to get there any more.
    Originally posted by mardatha
    Surely that's too great a difference to be accounted for by prices rises of a few per cent here and there?
    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 8th Aug 17, 3:41 PM
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    I was in Aldi at the weekend and got some stuff that normally would have been £25 ish. At the till it was £34! No point going out of my way to get there any more.
    Originally posted by mardatha
    I'd check your receipt to make sure it's accurate.
    • maman
    • By maman 8th Aug 17, 4:05 PM
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    I'd check your receipt to make sure it's accurate.
    Originally posted by Feral Moon

    I'd compare your receipt to the one from the week before. I realise that some commodities have gone up more than others but even Sainsbury's has limited increases to about 20%. Your bill has increased closer to 35%


    You're either very unlucky, bought something extra unexpectedly or there's an error.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 8th Aug 17, 4:40 PM
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    3 items accounted for £10 of it, I did check the receipt yes.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 8th Aug 17, 4:45 PM
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    In my opinion .... "it all started going wrong" when the middle classes "discovered" them - and they then rode the back of that horse and upped their posh game by introducing "premium" and "de luxe" ranges, accompanied by more advertising, including on the telly.

    All that needs to be paid for.

    They used to be good utilitarian shops - now I struggle to find any "real/proper" food in there as everything's gone "up market" in what they sell.

    Only two cheap quiche flavours.... just 3' from a raft of salmon packages!

    I saw in Aldi yesterday, in a typical "trifle for 4" plastic packaging, an Eton Mess! The £1/or so cheap trifle I was looking for was nowhere to be seen.
    Last edited by PasturesNew; 08-08-2017 at 4:47 PM.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 8th Aug 17, 8:03 PM
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    In my opinion .... "it all started going wrong" when the middle classes "discovered" them - and they then rode the back of that horse and upped their posh game by introducing "premium" and "de luxe" ranges, accompanied by more advertising, including on the telly.

    All that needs to be paid for.

    They used to be good utilitarian shops - now I struggle to find any "real/proper" food in there as everything's gone "up market" in what they sell.

    Only two cheap quiche flavours.... just 3' from a raft of salmon packages!

    I saw in Aldi yesterday, in a typical "trifle for 4" plastic packaging, an Eton Mess! The £1/or so cheap trifle I was looking for was nowhere to be seen.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    I take your point entirely, but an alternative viewpoint is that it's the high margin premium ranges that are enabling Aldi and Lidl to improve their stores to continue to attract customers away from the major supermarkets. And also to cross-subsidise the lower margin products they still sell at rock bottom prices.
    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 8th Aug 17, 8:11 PM
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    You can still save serious amounts of money in Aldi. Just today I bought English Cherries from them at under £5 per kilo. A top-up shop at Sainsbury's later this afternoon revealed English cherries at around £7!

    Similarly, a can of USA produced red salmon in Aldi is £1.89. The same product in Sainsbury's costs £2.60.

    And all the while the voice on the Tannoy intones 'live well for less'!
    • wench02
    • By wench02 8th Aug 17, 8:29 PM
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    I do a mix of shopping between lidl/Tesco/aldi/home bargains/b&m. I am very lucky that they are all within a five minute drive of each other (apart from aldi, but I drive past there once a week).

    I have found myself shopping less at tescos as their value range is constantly decreasing, and I'm a skinflint and not very well off. Lidl et al often offer better value for money on fruit/veg/eggs than Tesco, but as im only cooking for myself I can only really get the very little fruit and veg I need from tescos loose, and their value eggs are the cheapest ones (a pack of ten is no use to me!)
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 13th Aug 17, 7:00 AM
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    Yes, but it really is just bits and bobs or brands that you really love. I think that's been a very welcome change. It's now quite possible to do a full shop in Aldi.
    Originally posted by maman
    Depends what you want. I still find there's lots of things I can't get in Aldi or Lidl.
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