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Do you shop at Aldis and does the country of origin matter?

sarah 2013/02/01 12:26:50
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I recently started shopping at that store and saved , when I told one of my friends about this she replied " I won't give my money to those towel heads? She thought the store chain was owned by a Saudi Corporation and not that I like the term towel head, but I did a search and found it is actually owned by a German company.

Regardless who owns this store I found it to have some great bargains.

Two questions, do you shop there and does the country of origin matter?
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  • Yosyp 2013/02/01 16:28:28 (edited)
    None of the above
    Yosyp
    +3
    I don't think we have that store here, maybe in some cities, it wouldn't matter to me though what country it came from. I don't think I would like your friend.

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  • cmdrbnd007 2013/10/30 11:12:47
    None of the above
    cmdrbnd007
    It's a German company.
  • das 2013/10/30 08:43:06 (edited)
  • Watts 2013/03/09 17:45:10
    I shop there and the country of origin does not matter
    Watts
    +1
    I work for the biggest supermarket chain in the UK but we do not do fresh fruit & vegetables, Aldi do & at a third of the price that I can get days old fruit & vegetables from at the supermarket where I work, the quality of goods they sell in general is far superior to what the bigger major supermarkets sell, some of their goods are a little bit more expensive, but in general they are cheaper than the mainstream supermarkets, it's just a shame that they don't open longer, that sounds selfish I know, but I work long hours,

    I actually do 80% of my shopping at Aldi, the rest is divided between Costco for cleaning products, toilet rolls etc, Asda for soap, deodorant & personal hygiene, Lidl & Tesco as a last resort as they are very expensive but near to my home
  • John 2013/02/13 20:44:37
    I never shopped there
    John
    +1
    Never heard of the place. What do they sell? I don't think we have that store where I live..
  • sarah John 2013/02/13 23:33:11
    sarah
    +1
    It's a grocery store
  • La 2013/02/05 10:52:03
    None of the above
    La
    +1
    We don't have Aldis in my state actually. But I would shop there if we had it. It's cheap :) And yes, I knew it was German ;)
  • Just me ♥ 2013/02/02 15:42:40
    I shop there and the country of origin does not matter
    Just me ♥
    +1
    I thought it was owned by some German brothers.
  • Elz 2013/02/02 15:36:24
    I never shopped there
    Elz
    +2
    i don't think they have one of those where I'm at.
  • Dan 2013/02/01 22:11:22
    I shop there and the country of origin does not matter
    Dan
    +1
    I have shopped there, and I couldn't care less if it was owned by Matians, if they have what I want at the right price.
  • Tina 2013/02/01 20:52:04
    I shop there and the country of origin does not matter
    Tina
    +1
    I sometimes shop there
  • Picasso's Cat 2013/02/01 19:58:38
    I never shopped there
    Picasso's Cat
    +1
    Indeed Karl Albrecht and Theo Albrecht (the founders of ALDI) don't really sound like rag head or towel head names, Lol.
    And if fact they aren't, they are good old German names, Lol. As in Essen, Germany where the ALDI headquarters are.

    I did a search and found out there are no ALDI stores where I live in Washington State, the closest ALDI store is in Kansas, and i'm not driving for 4 days to go grocery shopping, lol !!!
    But sounds like a great store to shop at!
  • Eccles 2013/02/01 19:42:14
    None of the above
    Eccles
    +1
    Suggest your friend learns to "think" before she utters anything more.
    No I do not shop there wrong country.
    Country of origin yes it does matter if the goods come from sweat shops.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2013/02/01 19:21:18
    I shop there and the country of origin does not matter
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    As long as they pay their corporation tax, it doesn't,t matter particularly. Of course, all things equal, I'd always go for a British brand over foreign, but most food in Aldi is made here anyway.
  • morris44 2013/02/01 18:53:21
    I shop there and the country of origin does not matter
    morris44
    +1
    Same reason the fact that Fox News is owned by and Australian and a Saudi don't bother me.
  • sarah morris44 2013/02/01 20:34:35
    sarah
    Didn't Murdoch become an American Citizen?
  • morris44 sarah 2013/02/01 22:09:31
    morris44
    Possibly.
  • Roblem BN-0 2013/02/01 18:14:11
    I never shopped there
    Roblem BN-0
    +1
    and I don't subscribe to racism, bigotry, or boycotting a company or country simply because people listening to the information distorted by the MSM say I should.
  • Phil 2013/02/01 16:36:38
    I never shopped there
    Phil
    +1
    I have shopped there in the past however this new information is an eye opener. I don't foresee me shopping there anymore.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2013/02/01 16:32:51
    I shop there and the country of origin does not matter
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +2
    It's sad how we are allowed to be selectively racist as a society... no wonder they hate us.
  • Yosyp 2013/02/01 16:28:28 (edited)
    None of the above
    Yosyp
    +3
    I don't think we have that store here, maybe in some cities, it wouldn't matter to me though what country it came from. I don't think I would like your friend.
  • DoxieDad 2013/02/01 13:03:04 (edited)
    I never shopped there
    DoxieDad
    +1
    There are no Aldi's near where I live to shop at. To me they seem no different the Save A Lot's which I do shop at frequently.
    Country of ownership means nothing. Budweiser is owned by "In Bev" another European company.
  • sockpuppet 2013/02/01 12:51:33
    I shop there and it would depend on the country of origin
    sockpuppet
    +2
    Love the store and its products-- most are far superior to the big brand name goods in other grocery stores. No problem with it being German-- if it were Chinese, I wouldn't even go in.
  • Michael... sockpuppet 2013/02/01 15:18:57
    MichaelDillon
    You best start reading labels. a lot of the caned fruit is from China and south east Asia.
  • sockpuppet Michael... 2013/02/01 15:24:40
    sockpuppet
    +1
    I've only seen this on their mushrooms... which I avoid. Everything else I buy is from here, Greece, South Africa or Batavia, Illinois (no other information on these).
  • Tanya Smith 2013/02/01 12:51:11
    I shop there and the country of origin does not matter
    Tanya Smith
    +3
    Aldi the only store where you can go in with 100 buckaroos and come out with one of every item!

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