Skip to comments.German grocery chain Lidl known for its rock bottom prices opens prototype store in Virginia [tr]
Posted on 02/15/2017 11:04:00 AM PST by C19fan
The no-frills supermarket chain Lidl which has forced competitors to lower their prices in each of the European markets the company has entered is opening its first wave of stores in the U.S. this summer, months ahead of schedule.
The German chain has plans to open up to 100 stores along the East Coast within a year.
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The bottom half of Americans are not doing well in terms of income or family security. We discuss these problems all day long here on FR.
As such, I believe there is space for rock-bottom price, no frills stores. Certain cities can support a few Whole Foods Markets, but a large part of the population can’t even consider entering that store.
They are also opening a Lidl’s in Havelock, NC, right across from a Wal-Mart.
They did the same thing here. I saw an Aldi built in almost the same location as a Walmart. Who the hell decided that location?
We are getting one....right next to the new Aldis
And offering $12 an hour for an associate job. I’m happy to see more choices, since Win Dixie and Food Lion closed.
‘The People’s Republik of Madistan’ has an Aldi a block away from a Target store, which also sells food and has a Starbucks.
When I had three teen boys, two adult males and myself to feed, Aldi saved my grocery budget every week. It really rocked then (20 years ago!) and has done nothing but gotten better.
Highly recommended if you have one within driving distance. Well worth the trip.
Remember to bring a quarter (refundable) for a shopping cart; my kids KNEW not to touch ‘Mom’s Quarter’ that was in the (unused) ashtray in the car upon fear of DEATH, LOL!
There’s a store called Rulers here: concrete floor, surly employees. A Stalingrad decor.
Good prices but it was like A Visit To 1984.
I bought a big tub of oleomargarine there and no one here will eat it: it’s white and has a waxy texture.
Maybe I can lube my car door hinges, weatherstripping and ball joints with it.
Nothing but an Anti-Trust suit will stop Amazon from eventually taking over the supermarket business.
We could use them here, we don’t even have an Aldi.
Our choice is expensive, more expensive or Whole Foods.
I have seen these stores. They are not that good. They pale in comparison to USA markets.
To compete in the USA their work ethic would have to drastically change.
More on Lidl here:
Aldi can be a good store when it isn’t trashed by its feral customers.
But all the cool people go to Whole Foods for the snob factor and the coop food market for their rancid whole milk and kale and other inedible stuff
I like to save a nickle but once was enough for me in that place.
I used to to go to Aldis a lot, still do from time to time but you have to be in a certain frame of mind to bring your own quarter, bags, deal with people clogging the aisles, etc. But Aldis is OK.
same demographics but those tired of walmart food
We used to shop mainly at Walmart but switched to Aldi over a year ago and have saved average 15 to 20 % on groceries.
Higher quality, quite a few luxury specialties and much more pleasant Less choice but the few items they don’t carry we pick up elsewhere.
Perhaps it is not about money, perhaps it is a way for the owners to extract money into the USA.
really, that applies to virtually all stores. :-)
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