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Personally I don't mind paying a bit more for most of the items I purchase and therefore I go to the Foodlands, Foodworlds, Big Stars and Walmart but once Publix gets here, if they do come, I'll be exclusive to Publix based upon my past experience at that chain. There will be some exceptions but for my part I'm happy to see all of them prosper and I hope they all continue to do so.
Not everyone likes the same market or store and products so each store provides different things to different people and I suppose, in a capitalistic system that's the way it's suppose to work.
I love shopping at Aldis! I see such a savings! I shop there every week. I really like the Fit & Active products (their store brand healthy line of products). They also have many unique foods to choose from. I can't get everything I need there (no fat free liquid creamer, which is a must for me). But enough that it brings me back every week.
It's a shame that the best grocery store in town is Wal-Mart.
I did neglect to acknowledge that the quarters for the buggies could be retrieved once you return them, thanks for that clarification as I should have mentioned it. As for the bags I have heard they charge for them but since I don't routinely shop there other than getting one item or two I don't need a bag and don't really know for sure. If though they do charge for them I just think it's better to include them for it's surely only a few cents and goodwill.
They, though, aren't the only ones that you find requiring the need to bring your own bag. Sam's Club provides cut up boxes if you want but there is no bags unless you bring your own, which I have never seen done.
Don't get me wrong I'm not against Aldi I'm glad to see that choice here it's just that I, personally, prefer to stick with the common name branded items for certain things. For Milk I like Purity and Mayfields but Mayfields is not available here but often I go with Sam's offerings and find that I personally like the taste of those better but it's a personal preference as with many other things. I do believe that much if not all of Aldi's offerings are quality merchandise and for many it does save them a lot of money and that's great that we have that choice here.
So now that Aldi's will be in Muscle Shoals, who will be giving it a try? Also, who can recommend some of their products that are as good or better than those found in Foodland, etc?
I'll be shopping for their gluhwein -- mulled, spiced wine. One warm glass on a cold night, and its a good night's sleep for me.
I have shopped Aldi from the beginning. I have never been disappointed in anything I have bought there. Their bread is always fresh, their produce is unsurpassed in the Shoals for freshness and price, their canned veggies are one of the best buys in town (why pay over a dollar for a can of green beans when you get them at Aldi for 59 cents), their soup (49 - 59 cents) is as good as Campbell's and I could go on and on. If you haven't given them a fair try, you are the looser. No one is happier than I am that one is being built in Muscle Shoals!