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« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2006, 04:51:29 PM »

in malone ny
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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2006, 05:45:17 PM »

Aldi's reminds me of a giant convience store. The nearest one to me is on the corner of Route 229 and Pine Street in Bristol, CT. They ripped down the former Grossman's Home Impovement Store to build it.  I think it's cool that their cashiers get to sit down while they work. I can't tell you how many times in the 3 months I was a cashier at Shaw's I wanted to sit down.
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« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2006, 02:30:33 PM »

Aldi probably allows their employees do things most stores don't because of what Aldi is all about bare essentials. Aldi is a store which does not emphasize image or glamour that most stores like Stop & Shop, and Shaw's live by. If you shop Aldi, you know what you're getting: thrift. You know this when you see that their store designs are very insipid with old orange/brown interiors, pallet filled floors, looking almost like a third world market, self-bagging groceries. Conveniences like shopping carts, and bags you pay extra for at Aldi as well. This is how they keep their prices so low - by cutting non-essential costs most supermarkets offer as conveniences.

If you've ever seen an Aldi store, you might've also noticed they close early (8PM) and they're also closed on Sundays. Note how their efficient pay-shopping cart system works and their property always clean and orderly.
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« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2006, 03:44:57 PM »

The one in Bristol is now open on Sundays. I don't know about the others. I believe their Sunday hours are 10-5,
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« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2006, 04:31:59 PM »

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If you've ever seen an Aldi store, you might've also noticed they close early (8PM) and they're also closed on Sundays. Note how their efficient pay-shopping cart system works and their property always clean and orderly.


Cart Deposits work so well on Shopping Carts. People are so concerned with getting their quarters back, that they will return the cart to the corral. My store used to have them, and did away with them earlier this year. Practically overnight, the parking lot went from very tidy, to carts being left all over the place.
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« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2006, 05:08:30 PM »

Just about every market in the early 90's switched to the quarter things on the carts but most were dumped after only a few years..I wonder why.
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« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2006, 05:15:19 PM »

The reason why my store dumped theres is because the manufacturer of the Cart Locks went out of Business so to get replacement parts, etc. was impossible. They did have their disadvantages. Many people felt that they shouldn't have to "pay" to get a shopping cart.

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Just about every market in the early 90's switched to the quarter things on the carts but most were dumped after only a few years..I wonder why.
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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2006, 09:49:48 PM »

I noticed their hours too and find those hours dumb they have and they cannot compete with other supermarkets with those hours and they are like walgreens mixed with shaw's or stop and shop
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« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2006, 05:26:10 PM »

the aldi in ashtabula oh
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« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2006, 11:53:33 PM »

I just wanted to know more about this company. Their opening one in newington. Theirs a few in CT. Their small and specialize in certain foods. You also have to bring your own shopping bags, that's all I know.
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« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2006, 01:25:37 PM »

You have to put a quarter in a slot to get a wagon. You get it back when you return the wagon.
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« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2006, 11:10:29 PM »

A wagon?  Do you mean a shopping cart?  :huh:
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« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2006, 02:19:54 PM »

aldi's in warren pa
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« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2007, 03:11:50 PM »

Brand new ALDI coming in Fall 2007 on Farmington Avenue in New Britain, CT (next to Wal-Mart/former Caldor). Formerly an IGA, which closed up shop mid-Summer.
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« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2007, 03:12:23 PM »

Brand new ALDI coming in Fall 2007 on Farmington Avenue in New Britain, CT (next to Wal-Mart/former Caldor).
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« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2007, 04:47:26 AM »

The Aldi's here in Greensburg, PA uses the quarter cart system which keeps the lots clearer and makes plowing in winter time easier. They use the signage system inside the stores, and the layout of the store keeps the front doors blocked on the side so that once you're in you can't get out without walking through the check-out area. They charge for bags, but the boxes are free, and the cashiers usually take time when they can to collect from the pallets in the aisles just like Save-A-Lot does. Yes, we have one of those too, I used to work there. And it sucked big time. Horrible benefits, not worth getting when you're only part time, crappy hours, dirty looking store. The manager was a jack-off, the 2nd in charge is now currently my very best friend, we became friends right before I quit there. I tried to get a job in Aldi's but they never called. I guess 13 years in retail just doesn't qualify me for a position...
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« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2007, 07:30:56 PM »

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Brand new ALDI coming in Fall 2007 on Farmington Avenue in New Britain, CT (next to Wal-Mart/former Caldor). Formerly an IGA, which closed up shop mid-Summer.


New Britain ALDI opening Monday November 12, 2007!
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« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2007, 07:41:26 AM »

a new ALDI in Lancaster PA it Opened on 8/30/07
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« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2008, 03:00:20 PM »

Aldi is planning a store in West Hartford, Connecticut on New Park Avenue on property where there is already a BJs and a Home Depot. A Petsmart planned for the property back in 1997 was never built.

http://www.courant.com/news/local/fv/hc-whdmarket0116.artjan16,0,5138480.story
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« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2008, 08:37:13 AM »

Aldi hopes to open on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, Connecticut this summer - July or August.

http://www.newbritainherald.com/WebApp/appmanager/JRC/BigDaily?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pg_article&r21.pgpath=%2FTHD%2FNews%2FNewington&r21.content=%2FTHD%2FNews%2FNewington%2FTopStoryList_Story_1534564
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« Reply #50 on: February 29, 2008, 09:44:56 PM »

theres a new aldis in cary nc!
im not at home ill post pics soon
cya form patk!
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« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2008, 07:02:48 PM »

Aldi is supposedly moving into Rhode Island. They are taking over several markets that have been vacant for years. 2 aren't in the best of areas and the others are in blue collar neighborhoods. I've never heard of this chain before, from what I can tell they are like a Price Rite or Sav-A-Lot.
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« Reply #52 on: March 17, 2008, 08:53:46 PM »

theres an ALDI in Warwick RI it opened on March 3rd!
the Address is
444 Quaker Lane!
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« Reply #53 on: March 18, 2008, 06:38:13 AM »

Yup I was just there the other day.  It's right in front of Lowe's and behind Denny's.
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« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2008, 08:48:20 AM »

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=qydhj4917kxm&style=o&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=2632140&encType=1
the ALDI's in Warwick RI
well not yet!
dam live maps :flaming:
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« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2008, 10:15:52 PM »

Aldi is building a store in East Hartford. They tore down the old Finast/TopNotch/Best Food Warehouse/3 D salvation Army store.

Sav-A-lot is in East Hartford. It is in the old downtown Finast, Arthur's, Walgreens store.
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« Reply #56 on: July 10, 2008, 07:30:02 AM »

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCC&cp=qyc4cf8yc54g&style=o&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=16269824&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1
the Rocky Hill, CT ALDI'S
1863 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067  
its there but not on that map :flaming:
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« Reply #57 on: July 13, 2008, 01:35:43 PM »

I hate them. I refuse to shop there even though I drive by them several times a day. (The one at the corner of Middle and Mountain in Bristol). I go to the Stop & Shop further down the street.  (On Pine Street).
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« Reply #58 on: July 13, 2008, 01:51:23 PM »

were getting one in east hartford.  Marc, any word on Shop-Rite's opening in the old Price Chopper in Waterbury??
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« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2008, 03:36:35 PM »

Marc, what is it you don't like about Aldi? Is it just the Bristol location or the chain itself?
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