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The Truth About Aldi's Really Low Prices

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If you're new, Subscribe! → http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Mashed If you've ever shopped at Aldi, you know they save you money. Lots of money. Their legions of fans will attest to the fact that they're not selling cheap, inferior products — so how do they get those prices so low? It turns out there are a ton of ways Aldi got creative with cutting costs so they can pass those savings on to you. Let's break down how they really do it… Prime time | 0:20 Taking the air out | 0:54 Help us out | 1:28 They spend extra upfront | 1:58 Just the essentials | 2:33 Private label | 3:31 Produce and perishables | 3:58 Just in time, just enough | 4:39 Stocking shelves the easy way | 5:17 Do you work here? | 5:54 Energy efficiency | 6:42 BYO Bag | 7:16 Read more here → http://www.mashed.com/91780/aldi-gets-prices-low/ Website → http://www.mashed.com/ Like us → https://www.facebook.com/MashedFood/ Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/mashedfood/ Pinterest → https://www.pinterest.com/mashedfood/ Mashed is the ultimate destination for food lovers. Whether you're just learning how to cook or ready to take your kitchen skills to the next level, Mashed has all the tips and tricks you'll ever need to be a chef… Or at least enough hacks to help you fake it til you make it. We’ve got your back at every step, from grocery shopping smarts to serving a perfectly prepared dish. Would you rather eat out than whip it up yourself? Mashed has all the info you’ll need for that, too — from the best and worst foods to order at your favorite restaurants, to what today’s most popular chefs really have up their sleeves. No matter what kind of foodie you are, Mashed has your recipe for success.
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Mashed (9 months ago)
Is Aldi your everyday grocery store or do you use them for specific items only?
Ali Traore (14 days ago)
I only go to Aldi’s for specific items but I go to Market Basket for regular grocery shopping
ElTortugaAnime ElTortugaAnime (17 days ago)
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Jay G (27 days ago)
Never used one...and won't probably
kissbangxo (27 days ago)
+lulu lue It's not a specialty shop by any means. But it's good for the staples.
lulu lue (28 days ago)
but they dont sell FISH SAUCE
My Bronco (4 days ago)
i need to find a quarter to get a cart? Pallets of huge quantities that will probably go bad before I would use it up. Checkers sitting on chairs to ring you up which is awkward and actually results in more checker injuries, no thanks Aldi's.
Crumbsnatcher (4 days ago)
For what its worth....Aldii's on N.76th n W.Fond du Lac in Milwaukee have closed their doors on Feburary 17th for good. Source...WTMJ TV Milwaukee 2/16/19.........
TFrills (5 days ago)
WTF is Aldi? I'm from California and I've never seen or heard of one before.
Joninfiction (6 days ago)
Their prices are no different from Walmart...
UnderTownstruction (6 days ago)
I only see ALDI knockoffs. Snackrite (crisps knockoff) and Harvest Morn (cereal knockoff)
holly mack (6 days ago)
I'm from California what is this place
Junk Artwork (8 days ago)
Aldi is the best thing to ever come from Canada 😄
Jan Ruud Schutrups (8 days ago)
+Junk ArtworkYou're welcome :).
Junk Artwork (8 days ago)
+Jan Ruud Schutrups whoops 😁 You are correct... I was lied to lol.. thank you.
Jan Ruud Schutrups (8 days ago)
ggn3 (8 days ago)
Have a few in my area, but require travel to get to. In the occasions I've gone, I'd get some stuff I'd need like frozen meals and some bagged goods. But wouldn't necessarily say I can get everything I need there.
D4RK Panda (9 days ago)
Lidl little on quality big on price
bobm549 (10 days ago)
Nice commercial, youtub .
REA Electric (10 days ago)
Is this an Advert for Aldi and Who paid for this video?
Matt Noble (11 days ago)
Aldi moved in across from a Walmart. Milk at W.M. is $0.69 gallon, dozen eggs $0.45 now. 18 oz box of Rice Crispies is $0.75, 24 oz box of Corn Flakes are $1, Bananas are routinely $0.36 a pound and the list goes on...
Retrogamesstudios (11 days ago)
Fucking Dethklok reference at 4:04
Charlie & Katy (12 days ago)
My dad is banned from aldi becuase they thought he was wanted.
A Bravo (12 days ago)
They sell expired or close to being expired goods
Rife [Team Slinger] (12 days ago)
Why was there a random SuperBad clip at 6:10
Mr.Beast69 (12 days ago)
Am i the only one that thought aldi was only in britain
Doomsday 519 (12 days ago)
Aldi's the best if ur single
Carter Wright (12 days ago)
Lidle is better than aldi
Denise Tu (13 days ago)
We enjoy aldi thank you
Tammy D (13 days ago)
I don’t take my plastic bags, from other stores, to be recycled. I bring them with me to Aldi’s and leave them on the packing counter. Somebody always needs an extra bag or two.
joshron99 (13 days ago)
Very informative. I will look for an Aldi and try it out. One note and I do not want to be negative but I may be the only viewer who found the little skits in the video-- such as sitting around a dining table squeezing a ketchup bottle, etc-- unnecessary and interruptions of an information stream (and if I dare say seemingly inconsistent with the Aldi approach to cut away the superfluous).
Wimpy Denton (13 days ago)
15 years ago aldi in Germany WAS cheap... Now its a joke what you get for 50 €
Alex the Lego guy (13 days ago)
I still feel bad for the suckers that have to pay for using a shopping cart
avega2792 (13 days ago)
The sole reason I shop at Aldi's now is they sell Bustelo coffee for $2.88 everyday, close to half the price any other store sell it at. Sometimes I see it for $2.50 on clearance at other stores but in all the years I've been drinking Bustelo it's only been once or twice.
Rubik's Skewber (13 days ago)
I went to Aldo the first time yesterday
dummygood kills (13 days ago)
So anyone else clueless on what these stores are.
flippy2332 (13 days ago)
My kiddo won't eat food from Aldi. She says it tastes like cardboard. The staff at our Aldi are often rude. Not as awesome as people think.
trex70 (14 days ago)
Plz make a Video about the different between Aldi US & Aldi Germany
Beeracuda (13 days ago)
Aldis US and Aldis Germany are the same company. In Germany it's split between Aldis north and Aldis south, in America aldis north is still called Aldis, and Aldis south is called Trader Joe's.
going2sleep (14 days ago)
Just compare the prices to Giant, Safeway, Food Lion. I was shocked going into this store. I thought it was the 90s again.
ice ice (14 days ago)
Yea wtf is Ali? Only southern niggas know like wtf
Leo Tres (14 days ago)
Americans are just so fucking stupid, like i dont know where aldi comes from, but many of those points are totaly common here in Germany and it works perfect
MoonChild (14 days ago)
I sometimes forget Aldi is international 😂
Stan Day6 (14 days ago)
No Name (14 days ago)
Aldi is for poor people
gribble of the sand (13 days ago)
No Name you’re thinking of Walmart. Aldi is for frugal people.
If it’s brown Let it mellow (14 days ago)
Wth is an aldie
Boosted Daily (14 days ago)
TF is this, a commercial ?
Chris and Jess Altman (14 days ago)
Carefully placed..... The Aldi where I live is on the highway back a weird little lane that is really hard to get to, especially when its rush hour. They moved from a very convenient location where save-a-lot is now. So thats where I shop now when im not going to Kroger.
ItsJustSebastiàn (14 days ago)
I’ve been there once but honestly I only like their bakery, idk the rest is just low quality in my opinion. But the bread is really amazing here in New Jersey.
ann h (14 days ago)
My Mom loves going to Aldi
Devon Miller (14 days ago)
Solid German hard work, thinking, and economics through and through
Sarah Usilton (14 days ago)
Aldis & Lidl's have amazing prices. Don't have either locally but it's well worth the extra gas money. I can spend $70 dollars at either store & get about a cart full of stuff. If I go to my local grocery store $70 dollars gets me 4 bags worth of groceries that don't even fill the cart half way.
aldi mouraty (14 days ago)
My fucking name is Aldi
Sassy Thurter (15 days ago)
Heather Aubin (15 days ago)
why are your dumpsters filled with perfectly good food why not donate to the food banks or low income people, or soup kitchens or just about anywhere other than the dumpsters,
Zahid Shabir (15 days ago)
You forgot to mention how Aldi almost forces you to buy something once you have entered as they have a dedicated entrance and exit (the sensor to open the door for the entrance is outside and for the exit is inside) and to get to the exit you have to go through the checkout and there is ONLY enough space between each checkout for about 2 people to go through making it harder to leave without paying or going empty handed also there are TWO sets of entrance and exit doors to make it harder for thieves to run off because at the entrance door you can't just wait for someone to enter as the 1st door would have probably closed before the customer went through the 2nd door Also my local Aldi store has up to 5 workers at a time not 4 they have one guy wearing a suit at the exit door as a security guard and a money saving tip which my family ALWAYS does when they can if they go to Aldi is to just take a couple of the empty cardboard packaging boxes off shelves and use those to carry your groceries home it is easier to carry and also sometimes if you have bags they can easily rip or if they are in your car the groceries can fall out whilst you are driving but that is much harder in a box
Jager Gerg (16 days ago)
All the cashiers sit on their asses and throw everything into a cart, I hate that
Robert Newton (16 days ago)
i am an Aldi regular customer,yes you have to have a quarter for the shopping cart,but you get it back,and you pay for your bags,but i haven't bought a box of trash bags in 12 years,so it's a win for them and me.
chris kapernick (17 days ago)
There a corporation that has eliminated jobs and one day they will not use people just machines. Everyone thinks that's great cheaper products serve yourself etc but what about people that lose this type of jobs in the long run this type of thinking of cheaper less employment of people will all come back and bite us all in the ass.
HuMan bEing (17 days ago)
Switched from Kroger to Aldi: Went from $370/ month to $200/ month. I still swing by Kroger once every other month to pick up a few specialty items i cant find at Aldi, but am overall impressed by Aldi's growing selection while maintaining low prices
Justin Henna (18 days ago)
What the fuck
Daisy Rabbit (18 days ago)
I used to shop at Aldi and I found it really nice
Sondos Albahadily (18 days ago)
Who else grew up with Aldi #aldisquad
Carrrmen (18 days ago)
Now I love aldi even more.
Gamerbro37 Second Channel (20 days ago)
in germany every Grocery store is cheap, yall americans are surprised
Youtube Channel (22 days ago)
I was literally sold until they reminded me to bring a bag lol.
Vickie Wilson (22 days ago)
It's pronounced *AL-DEE*😂
chel chel (23 days ago)
Reason why their prices so cheap it’s because they’re made with cheap ingredients
bigcrazewolf (23 days ago)
They are hit and miss with their light mayo and that is sad for me :-( Aldi's return policy is amazing though!
Hattori Hanzø (23 days ago)
"Aldi süd" is the best
Daniel Mc Crudden (24 days ago)
They close at 11 where I live
deplorable patriot (24 days ago)
Yah, yah, yah. All these comments are true. I fill cart, it cost me 150.00 -200.00 a week. At stop n shop that would cost me 300.00-400.00 without coupons. BUT,.. Aldis is pretty inconsistent. I cant stand not finding my usual selections. It realy gets on my nerves. I end up having to go somewhere else anyways for some things. Another thing is the aldis are way too small. Not enough room to move through aisles when the place is busy.
Pudding and Pie (24 days ago)
Is the deposit thing for trolleys new in America? Even train stations do it for luggage trolleys here.
Andrew George (24 days ago)
I’ve found that Aldi in the UK charge people for using there trolleys and some staff aren’t so polite as they are so posed to be
Beverly Barstad (24 days ago)
I love ALDI'S and love their brand chips, cookies, crackers and it's the only place I'll buy milk and eggs and their baking mix is better the bisquick, I haven't bought anything there that I haven't been unhappy with other then baked beans and chili and that's just me I have my favorite at another store and its there store brand too, also I've always been very picky about my cream of chicken soup, at one time only thing I'd bring into the house was Campbells but when they out priced me I decided to try different store brands and found ALDI'S is as good or better then Campbell and I'd much rather pay 42 cents then pay 1.29, you just cant go wrong with them only thing I dont get there is my meat and only because I'm really picky about my meat and will only get it at Costco but every thing else comes from ALDI'S.
R Savage (24 days ago)
Will Kohls keep this business method or destroy it? Since Kohls bought Aldis.
Drew Corry (25 days ago)
utumap (25 days ago)
Do my weekly shopping at Costco, and buy odds and ends from Woolworth's.
lockerpartnr (25 days ago)
Was this an ad?
Robeft Yearian (25 days ago)
We need an aldi in north littlerock arkansas
Spiro Lagousis (26 days ago)
Aldi tastes like a Alpo dog food
Tammie Roberts (26 days ago)
I love Aldi's but the cashier always throwing my shit in the other cart...*sigh
Florin-Alexandru Zanfir (26 days ago)
Hofer in Wien
Sexy Platoon (26 days ago)
The truth is they buy huge values of items from big companies like Nestlé (reject goods, other recipe etc) for cheap, have their own warehouses and own carrier. Also they're in business since 1913, and had, you can say the monopoly for at least 20 to 30 years..... That's all Edit: If you're not German you should stick to your shops and stores, just saying.....
niki wiki (26 days ago)
Gobbledygook Inferior products, threw out their Shortbread much prefer Walker’s pure Butter bakes and their face creams make me sneeze, My body is my Temple so apart from shortbread I like the Fresh Food organic markets eg.Santos industrial park Byron Bay And fresh food market in Pacific Fair Broadbeach or Prahran Markets Melbourne
Emily Li (26 days ago)
The ALDI by me isn’t that huge but I’ve only shopped there once.
Sargent Peep (27 days ago)
I love most things I buy at Aldi's except their fresh meat which sucks. It's not as disgusting as "fresh" meat at Walmart, but it's still not good.
Sargent Peep (27 days ago)
They also hire more young men as cashiers which makes the lines go MUCH faster.
Abel G (27 days ago)
Fuck aldi the only hire white shit people. Not in texas heb is cheaper and better.
MsCorpora (27 days ago)
So, are all supermarkets in the U.S. open 24/7? It is so weird to hear someone talk about "peak shopping hours" when all they mean is a shop being open during the day and not also during the night.
yousuckathomerepair (27 days ago)
They arent as good as they used to be. Ive noticed smaller portions and them switching from glass to plastic jars...
Nicolaus Hess (27 days ago)
Aldi is just great, I love it!
Christopher McLean (27 days ago)
These are great talking points. I have an interview for a management trainee position tomorrow. Wish me luck!
marz3335 (27 days ago)
I'll never shop there again. Found a piece of plastic in my yogurt that could have killed me and couldn't report it to anyone in an effort to bring it to their attention. 1 800 Aldi ? -- Doesn't exist.
I'm Your mom (27 days ago)
Brands I never heard of
High Hat (27 days ago)
You forget the extreme working pressure. 8 people need to do the work of 10 people in less time
Oliver Hernandez (28 days ago)
They sell some pretty good stuff
Oliver Hernandez (28 days ago)
Aldi well they sell I don’t know I guess organic stuff
ford sheila (28 days ago)
I love going to Aldi when my pockets low. But could someone tell me why the expiration date on pastries and breads says it exp. 2 or 3 days from that day you purchase them , and why do they produce go bad so fast you have to hurry to eat them bananas, grapes,etc? Please tell me why?
Ari Finkelman (28 days ago)
I dont care for Aldis. Aldi often carries cheap knock off brands, many from China. I tried Aldi products and they were simply inferior to major brands. As for the "air" in bags, thats not air. Thats nitrogen and food companies put it in packages for the consumers benefit. It is non-reactive with the food, so the food lasts longer and doesnt spoil as it would in air. Additionally, the nitrogen acts as a cushion, preventing the contents of the bag from getting crushed. If I really want cheap products, I would just go to WalMart.
jonnybbad35 (28 days ago)
Even Arnold Schwarzenegger shops there... he keeps forgetting his shopping list and has to return.... "ALDI BACK"
Oscar Macintyre (28 days ago)
Huh. Well I have a better opinion of Aldi
Vee L (28 days ago)
I shopped at Aldi in Germany. Was so glad when they came to the US years ago.
wikum3 (28 days ago)
Another way they save costs is at checkout - they scan the items super fast and expect you to bag your own groceries. It's odd at first but soon becomes second nature and you realise how efficient it is; the queues move super quickly
Tracie Mitchell, MBA (28 days ago)
Can't believe I just wasted time watching an extra long supermarket ad for a place I'd never buy groceries from. Aldi reminds me of the dollar store or Wal-Mart and I would never buy food there. I would rather spend the extra money at Stop & Shop. They have great sales, gas points and coupons for items that you actually buy. Deli, meat and produce are the freshest and store brand products are of great quality unlike the other discount food stores, in my opinion!
ElTortugaAnime ElTortugaAnime (17 days ago)
It reminds of the 99 cents only stores
Gerald Montagna (28 days ago)
What's wonderful about Aldi's is that you pay prices (or less) of Costco, Sam's, BJ's but aren't forced to buy enormous quantities of an item to get the price. Best of all is that their private labels are frequently very competitive with the famous brands. I'm a person who never buys private labels in other supermarkets because their are so enormously inferior to the famous brands. Not true of Aldi's, maybe 10% inferior but a third to a quarter of the price. But you've got to judge item by item. Their private label coffee is revolting as are their chimichangas; the cereals I call "sticks and stones"; the mixed nuts seem high-priced for their poor quality. Things I regularly buy at Aldis: Sirloin Steaks ($6/lb and excellent quality), hot dogs and sausages (incredibly cheap and good quality), "spring mix" salad (really excellent quality), Clancy's potato chips (I think they're as good as Lay's and a quarter the price); pizza bagels (love them!). The only name brand that I buy at Aldi's is Cafe Bustello, on which they have a pretty good price. I notice that whenever they try to bring in a higher grade item (say, sausages) it doesn't get stocked for very long; I guess that Aldi's customers prefer to buy the cheapest. My biggest complaint is definitely the coffees, which aren't really all that cheap and they're just about undrinkable.
Matthew McRee (9 days ago)
I agree completely. Their coffee really is terrible. Nevertheless, I've saved so much money going to Aldi that I hate shopping at regular grocery stores now, simply because I can't afford to shop anywhere else. The main issue I have with Aldi is the fact that you can't get much in the way of certain specialty items (like Indian food), but the fancier items they do sell are actually quite good. For example, I bought some prosciutto a few weeks ago for like $3.99 and it wasn't bad at all!
Ari Wanders (28 days ago)
As an endlessly curious person who was always taken to Aldi for bulk shopping trips as a kid this fascinates me!
984francis (28 days ago)
I HATE the "wall of cereals" that stores like HT and Kroger have. Way too much "choice". It's just silly. This promotion make convert me to an Aldi. There's one just a couple of miles away, I don't know why I haven't checked them out already