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Aldi will be opening 70 news shops across the UK next year, creating
Do you really believe that, though? Other shops will close, and possibly
the net jobs effect will be negative.
but more people's supermarket prices will be lower
I look forward to there being an Aldi/Lidl in my town - but it's too small
I have a Lidl in one direction and an Aldi in the other, but favour the
Lidl as it has a decent size car park and both stores get really busy.
My neighbours though assure me Aldi is better.
So Lidl, the best thing is they do a bar of really nice chocolate for
30p for 100g. When I first bought it I had reservations as I have tried
both Tesco's and Sainsbury's budget chocolate and they are more
expensive and frankly horrible.
And Lidl do the best cheese topped rolls on the planet for 29p each. :-)
I do buy 'food' sometimes too but you do need to look at the prices and
not just assume they are cheaper. Frozen peas and sweetcorn for example
are cheaper in Tesco.
The other issue is the queues. God, the queues!
I have all the time in the world and am happy to stand and watch the
world go by but if you are in a hurry, forget it. They will open all the
tills when it gets really busy but they then close them again as soon as
they can, so you are always behind a minimum of 2 people, often with
trolleys filled to the brim.
In Tesco I can self scan a week's shop, packed as I go, pay and leave in
the time it takes to by 10 items in Lidl.
But for those who are time rich, money poor or just want something in
particular, Lidl is worth the trouble.
Lidl is always my first stop too. Ours is busy but nothing like you
describe. Having said that, I don't know what it is like later in the day.
I might think twice given your situation.
I only went to Aldi once but I wasn't really impressed and I still preferred
I live in what a lot of people mistakenly believe to be a universally
well off area - the south coast of East and West Sussex - but it really
isn't. Of course we have people who are fabulously wealthy, rock stars
with the houses on the beach and well off people who work in London but
many more people are in the middle or below.
But because of the money where there is money, that is often what is
catered for because of the potential profits I guess, so when the Lidl
was built where it has been, there was almost rejoicing in the streets.
I read the comments to the planning permission request, and the later
one to extend the opening hours, and they were almost 100% positive,
some almost begging the council to allow it to be built.
So it is always busy - whether you go at 10am or 4pm.
But to be fair, they built a Waitross in Hove around the same time, and
that gets packed out too. And it is bloody expensive in there!
Shame:((( I suppose there is some period that is less busy than other times,
but finding it ... :(
I can imagine how popular it must be in a place you describe:)
I tend to do Lidl and then what I can't get there I get in Tesco which is
Maybe all the rich people in your area shop in Waitrose:) Hopefully it
keeps them out of Lidl but I wouldn't count on it. Our nearest Lidl is in a
small nearby town and you ought to see some of the large, expensive cars
parked in that car park!!!
The most expensive shop I have found is Booth's in Ripon! We spend a lot
of time in N. Yorks (our home really) and that is a shop I give a wide
berth! There is a particular pork pie that DH loves and we buy when we are
down. Just a small one costs 40p more in Booth's! Crazy! No wonder they
are happy to refund the car park fees!!!
Oh, incidentally, DH's fave in Lidl is cheese twists and mine pecan and
maple twists. Better than anywhere else:)))