November 19, 2014 – From the instant you insert your quarter deposit, receive your shopping cart and step inside the sliding doors, you’ll go from a discount grocer shopper to an ALDI Super Fan. Our ALDI differences are building customer loyalty and driving company growth from the inside out. Here are just a few ways we keep things simple to drive BIG growth.
Consistent Store Layout
Our store layouts are designed to better serve our customers – you! Four to five (compared to more than 30 at other grocers), uncluttered, 8-feet wide aisles and open carton displays are all essential in creating the perfect shopping experience. Particularly, our open carton displays help us keep restocking costs low – giving our shoppers more savings.
Shopping Cart Rental System
One quarter is all you need to rent a cart for your shopping trip. Insert your deposit directly into the cart to release it from the bunch. Once you’re done shopping, return your cart and we’ll return your quarter! No need for cart wranglers means more cost savings to our shoppers.
Reusable Bag Program
Given our simple approach to retailing, one of the ways in which we help our customers save money is by encouraging them to bring their own shopping bags or to purchase a reusable, long-lasting ALDI bag. The end result is that we not only save our customers money – by avoiding adding the cost of the bag to our prices – but also precious resources.
Ease of Checkout
Every ALDI-exclusive product has multiple barcodes on the packaging for quicker scanning during check-out. Your cashier won’t spend any time looking for a barcode and checking out will seem faster than ever.
Fun Fact: Did you know ALDI is one of the only retailers to allow cashiers to sit while they check out your items? Standing in place all day is hard on your body! Sitting for a shift is more ergonomic which means it’s intended to provide optimum comfort to avoid stress or injury.
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