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Good and Bad Buying at Lidl and Aldi (***Please don't expire***)

edited 18 January at 8:10PM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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  • edited 19 June 2020 at 5:00PM
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    edited 19 June 2020 at 5:00PM
    mikb said:
    Glad my local ALDI still has sentient beings controlling the flow of people in and out then ... even if that does mean a longer queue outside.
    Newton Aycliffe branch went over to traffic lights this morning, I was the last one in before the lights lit up apparently. No staff outside from Monday coming I'm told so I guess it'll also be back to a quid in the slot and Parking Eye soon😢
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    edited 19 June 2020 at 9:05PM
    The cherries in Lidl this week for 79p are tasty, may have been unlucky with the peaches as all 6 were a bit ripe on the bottom, something that I should have checked at the time, the top half were all OK and went well with the Bourbon Vanilla ice cream that I got at the time.
    Peaches and vanilla ice-cream are a great combination! The peaches in my local store were 4/pack but they were a reasonable size. I'm guessing yours were tiddlers? They are still sitting in the fridge with my cherries.

    There were 4 peaches (500g total) in the store I visited too.  Priced at 45p when they'd previously been advertised as being 69p for this week.  Even in the fruit bowl they're going to take a while to ripen.
    ETA:  Just seen that the 45p matches current Aldi Super 6 offer.
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    Oooh! Thank You! Plans updated, alarm clock set on phone.
    There's going to be an orderly queue of chocoholics, isn't there? Hm, how best to wake a tall but drowsy teenager so I can have him select from the high shelf while I pluck from the floor level one...
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    Lidl's Fair Trade Columbian instant coffee now rebranded and UTZ certified instead of fair trade. 
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    We haven't been in a Lidl for a while, but last time we went their half leg of lamb (chilled not frozen) was really good quality. A good pairing with roast lamb, is their basic Cotes du Rhone.
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    No queue again at Aldi today (mid afternoon). Trolleys were back to payment/token. Still many people ignoring the 1 adult per trolley advice. What I noticed today was that most of the couples shopping were relatively young whereas previously it's been older people where I've assumed only one could drive.  It's such a shame as it adds to the necessary number of people in the shop and makes social distancing far more difficult. 

    I notice the Cremant de Loire and Cremant d'Alsace have both disappeared from the shelves. I'm assuming they can't source it at a suitable price. 

    I did go to Asda as well as I'd hoped to get a few bits that Aldi doesn't sell but 2 of the 3 things I wanted were out of stock. Lots of shelves looked very empty. I won't be back there in a hurry.
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    At my Lidl yesterday, on their ambient Super Weekend shelving, they didn't have the right chocolate on there. It was a mixed case of some other chocolate with different amounts of cocoa in each of three bars. Then went to the chocolate section, they only had 2 bars of almond and orange, so bought one.


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    According to The Grocer,Tesco is launching a major new price war against Aldi and Lidl.

    It's told suppliers it won't allow the likes of Aldi to gain the sort of price advantage that fired their growth after the 2008/9 banking crash.

    It's apparently held talks with suppliers to reveal it will launch a drive to everyday low pricing, with brands thrown into the mix alongside own label. The new slogan will be Great Prices Every Day (GPED). 

    Tesco has told branded suppliers they will be expected to match Aldi’s prices in the new regime. 

    This should prove interesting!
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    Doc_N said:
    According to The Grocer,Tesco is launching a major new price war against Aldi and Lidl.

    It's told suppliers it won't allow the likes of Aldi to gain the sort of price advantage that fired their growth after the 2008/9 banking crash.

    It's apparently held talks with suppliers to reveal it will launch a drive to everyday low pricing, with brands thrown into the mix alongside own label. The new slogan will be Great Prices Every Day (GPED). 

    Tesco has told branded suppliers they will be expected to match Aldi’s prices in the new regime. 

    This should prove interesting!
    A good start would be for Mr T to reinstate the sort of discounts that used to be available via multipacks, which were dropped under the guise of reducing plastic packaging but not compensated for but giving multibuys discounts on individual cans, bottles etc.
    All Tesco will ever do in a race to the bottom is lose, simply because A and L can also negotiate with suppliers and have the trump card of much lower overheads which isn't going to change!
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    edited 27 June 2020 at 4:09PM
    harz99 said:
    Doc_N said:
    According to The Grocer,Tesco is launching a major new price war against Aldi and Lidl.

    It's told suppliers it won't allow the likes of Aldi to gain the sort of price advantage that fired their growth after the 2008/9 banking crash.

    It's apparently held talks with suppliers to reveal it will launch a drive to everyday low pricing, with brands thrown into the mix alongside own label. The new slogan will be Great Prices Every Day (GPED). 

    Tesco has told branded suppliers they will be expected to match Aldi’s prices in the new regime. 

    This should prove interesting!
    All Tesco will ever do in a race to the bottom is lose, simply because A and L can also negotiate with suppliers and have the trump card of much lower overheads which isn't going to change!
    There's a lot in that, unless the plan is to get suppliers to supply at prices which allow Tesco, despite the higher overheads, to match Aldi prices.  They already show quite a few items as Aldi price matched online, and I'm all for it, having to get food delivered for now. 

    Not good news for suppliers though.
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