Aldi has become quite popular in the United States because of both quality and the low prices they provide. As it turns out, the German grocery store offers more than bargains. One employee from a Northeast branch of the chain went on Reddit to share what it was like to work for the store.
If you are planning on heading down to Aldi, here’s what you need to know first.
1. It’s inexpensive for a reason – “We’re obsessed with value, and by taking a simple approach to grocery shopping, we’re able to keep our costs down,” Liz recently told PopSugar. “We don’t have hidden expenses because we choose to save shoppers money rather than have nonessential grocery store services like in-store banking, pharmacies, and check cashing.”
2. They offer weekly deals on products – Special Buys are offered every week that includes discounted products from a specific department within the store.
3. The cashiers sit for a reason – one of the questions that came in on Reddit is why the cashier sat at the checkout line. “The register chairs are a German thing. I’m not 100% sure why,” responded the anonymous employee. “But I like to think we sit because we bust our a**es cleaning and stocking when we aren’t ringing.”
4. Any Aldie-exclusive brand can be returned for a full refund – “We’re so confident in the quality of our products that we offer a double guarantee, which means if for any reason customers don’t like an Aldi-exclusive brand product, we’ll give them their money back and replace the item,” Liz divulged to PopSugar.
5. It’s hard to find the baking soda – if you are like most customers and struggle to find the baking soda, it’s on the baking aisle, top shelf.
6. You can buy knockoff Girl Scout cookies – “I don’t allow myself to buy them often,” the employee wrote on Reddit. “I’ll eat the whole thing by myself in like a day or two.”
7. You can save more money by purchasing Aldi-exclusive brands – “Smart shoppers have found that switching from national brands to Aldi-exclusive brands can save them up to 50 percent on their grocery bill,” Liz explained.
8. The produce is fresh – one of the top products sold at the store is produce and they always have fresh on hand. “We get produce deliveries every morning,” the employee revealed. “The turn around is very fast, so we don’t have much waste. We just don’t over-order, I guess. It’s more typical that we are all out of broccoli by the time we close than it is that we have several extra cases that just end up in the trash.”