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ALDI has house brands. Lidl has, well, take a look
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Post# 943864   6/16/2017 at 18:08 (367 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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Some complain that ALDI's house brands are deceptively close in appearance to national brands.  Lidl seems to have gone way in the other direction.  Pretty stark, eh?  Can't you already hear snooty dinner guests whispering behind your back about how you've fallen on hard times?


Hey, if it's good stuff, I don't care.  Might have to wait a while to compare ALDI to Lidl here in Sunny SoCal.  No sign that we're even on Lidl's radar.

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Post# 943896 , Reply# 1   6/16/2017 at 22:23 (367 days old) by vintage1963 (Ohio)        

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I would buy every single one of those house brands and so would my husband! We love to shop at Aldi and we are always happy with the selection and price. I'm not sure that Lidl would ever build a store out here, but you never know. We would most definitely try it!

Post# 943924 , Reply# 2   6/17/2017 at 02:27 (367 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Lidl just opened in Greenville on Thursday-haven't tried it yet.

Post# 943938 , Reply# 3   6/17/2017 at 06:42 (367 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
They just opened one

in Winston Salem this morning, I like Aldi , so I cant wait to try Lidl.

Post# 943963 , Reply# 4   6/17/2017 at 09:57 (367 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I was on my way to have lunch with friends at Pinocchio's in downtown Palm Springs when I noticed a relatively new Aldi. I always see their ads mixed in with all the other market's circulars. I will have to give them a try.

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Post# 943965 , Reply# 5   6/17/2017 at 10:02 (367 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
No Brand

my old chain used to have it. Plain white label with two red //'s.
Then we had Americas Choice, and Masters Choice. The latter were premium products and were very good.

Amazon is buying Whole Foods.
Our daughter has tried home grocery delivery and doesn't prefer it. She does like curb service though at the local supermarket.

Post# 943972 , Reply# 6   6/17/2017 at 10:22 (367 days old) by JoeEkaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
Lidl westward expansion update

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Leapfrogging the eastern reaches of the great Midwest, Lidl has set its sights on Texas, putting them just two states away from Sunny CA. Scroll down for the map.


Eyes on the horizon, SoCal shoppers!


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Post# 943974 , Reply# 7   6/17/2017 at 10:24 (367 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Joe, would you happen to be in the above photo?


My HEB has ceased stocking King Arthur's White Whole Wheat Flour and also their premium house brand whole wheat all-purpose baking mix.  I've not been able to locate online something similar to the baking that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.  I'm pretty pissed.  I can order online/home delivery the King Arthur at Walmart. 

Post# 944004 , Reply# 8   6/17/2017 at 14:20 (366 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
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The box shape looks a bit like our version.

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Post# 944036 , Reply# 9   6/17/2017 at 20:18 (366 days old) by JoeEkaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
I was about to eat my words . . .

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. . . thinking these might be generic placeholders provided by Lidl's suppliers until I paged through an online ad.

It's for real.


Post# 944046 , Reply# 10   6/17/2017 at 22:17 (366 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

I don't see where there's much room for Lidl in Aldi's core markets--the east coast and southeast where there's a wounded low-end operator (Food Lion/Winn-Dixie/BI-LO) is probably a reasonable area for success, but places with a reasonable representation of Aldi and Trader Joe's and healthy mass competitors (HEB/Schnucks/Kroger/Jewel/...) will probably shrug it off.

Post# 944106 , Reply# 11   6/18/2017 at 12:46 (365 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Not to dilute this thread any more than I already, I'm not at that table with those guys. I normally don't "hang" with young people.

Post# 944859 , Reply# 12   6/23/2017 at 13:49 (360 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
Behold ALDI, Historic Route 66, Rialto, California!

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Well, right after they get rid of that eyesore of an abandoned restaurant and, uh, build the place.


I'll . . . I'll be going now.

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