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Thread #148635 Message #3453120
Posted By: Jim Dixon
17-Dec-12 - 12:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: A word that means more than stupid
Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
The only supermarkets I know of in the US that use the coin method for returning carts is the Aldi chain, which, I believe, is a German company.
Aldi offers rock-bottom prices and they have several methods of keeping expenses low:
1. You generally don't get a choice of brands of anything. For each item, there is usually only one brand, which might be the store brand or a brand you never see advertised.
2. All their fresh produce is packaged. You don't get to sort through a pile of fruit and pick the best-looking pieces. You can only take a bag, and some of the pieces in the bag will be less than perfect. That means the skin may be discolored or scarred or lumpy but the edible part is wholesome.
3. They don't give you free bags. You either bring your own bags or buy theirs. The bags they offer for sale are sturdy and reusable. They don't bag your stuff for you, either.
4. They tend to be located in the poorer, low-rent sections of town, adjoining a strip mall that has seen better days.