German ALDI vs US ALDI

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Mailin Schmid : Seeing what Americans think is a "fresh bread section" is sad

xttg h : They even have the same type of ugly floor tiles in the US Aldi... Interesting.

Sokrates Nudelsuppe : i dont know why I'm watching a video about American Aldi's at 2 am.

Opacor : I have to comment on the German word "Küche": "Küche" usually means "kitchen" but not in the context presented in the video. "Deutsche Küche" means "German cuisine" or "German cooking" because "Küche" can mean the room in the house but it can also mean the style in which food is prepared. Ich a German says "Das Restaurant hat eine gute Küche" this also usually means that the food is good, not the cooking equipment.

DerTolleIgel : "These are my boyfriends favourite!" *puts it back*

zachary romeo : ALDI is a life savor for low budget person/family to still be able to eat good in America !

J Groenveld : As a Dutchman - one thing the Germans have over us is their wonderful bread culture they have there.

Gero Lindenberg : Nice comparison, but I have a few corrections. In Germany, normal supermarkets don't leave the items in the shipping crate, only the discounters do this. Aldi accepts credit cards, though they started this only recently. While they employ fewer people than a regular supermarket, they pay better wages (at least in Germany). Anyway, I do love these comparisons from an Americans point of view, keep up the good work!

kiliipower : Vor der Einführung der "Scannerkassen" mussten die Kassierinnen ALLE Preise im Kopf haben. Wer sich bei Aldi bewarb, bekam eine Liste und die musste als Test auswendig gelernt werden. Das war noch echte Kopfarbeit.

Quality Design Apparel : Wow even the floor tiles are the same! ... but its not true that aldi in germany is paying less to their employees. Aldi employees are actually earning a decent salary.

Margaret Gardner : Hi!!! I work for Aldi in Ohio and I love it. Been shopping there for many many years, employed for 6. I definitely prefer this German business model. Gotta love those smart, practical Germans :)

Andreas Schulze Bäing : Interesting video, similar to my experiences with Aldi here in the UK. I have just one comment: You refer to Aldi paying their employees less money. But as far as I know salaries at Aldi are fairly good compared to many other retailers, certainly above minimum wage, as long as you can keep up with productivity and speed required.

nigel Mc Hugh : Surprised to see Jaffa Cakes in the German Foods section! That cashier would fit right in, in Aldi in Ireland. If you load the conveyor belt with a bit of thought, you can race the cashier and have your packing finished as soon as she scans the last item :D

Sam Sok : Kelly, great vid! I absolutely LOVE Aldi! I loved Aldi in the US and I absolutely love it here in Germany! You know what's here in German Aldi and not in the US...Booz! Lot of Wines, Beers and other types of alcohol and dirt cheap my friend. Also, did you know that I also get my phone cards from ALDI? I pay 7.99 Euros a month. Oh and they do take Credit Card... I use my American Express all of the time! Did you know that you went to Aldi Sud? Aldi Nord owns Trader Joe's! Awesome Job again and Happy 4th!

CimbaMuzics : "this is like my boyfriends favourite" *puts it back into the shelf* he's not getting it lol :P

Web crawler : Now you guys have Knoppers I could live there...

Helloweener : "Deutsche Küche" I doubt that the products are made by the same company. ALDI uses own brands. It is the same here in Germany. ALDI has its own brands for food from different countries or areas for example Asia or Italy. They have some brands they use as premium brand and they have own brands they use for disguising the manufacturer. Often this are more expensive brands with good image like Hochland, Leibniz, Zott, Bonduell, Storck, Nescafé, Danone, Katjes, Brandt, Müller, Meßmer, Lorenz, Bahlsen and so on. I would say it is the same with "Deutsche Küche" different German brands that were put into one ALDI brand.

davenwin1973 : Aldi in Germany is actually 2 Aldi's, Aldi Nord, and Aldi Süd. Aldi Süd owns Aldi USA, and are similar to each other. Aldi USA has updated their stores, where new and remodeled stores are removing the rails that separate the first and second aisles. What you mentioned that German grocery stores have gates that you have to go through, Aldi USA used to have those too, until the early 2000's. Aldi USA has been in my area since 1979, and they used to be barebone. Before 2004, cashiers used to have to remember all the prices, because even in the late 70's to 2004, nothing had price tags on them. I had a neighbor back out of taking a job with Aldi USA, because she couldn't remember the prices of everything. Like Aldi in Germany (both Nord and Süd ), you either bring in your own bags, or you buy them (local to me, Aldi didn't offer bags at all, until 1992). As for debit and credit cards, Aldi USA started accepting debit cards in 2000, and credit cards in 2016. Aldi USA accepts state run SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) cards (formerly called foodstamps). They however never accepted checks and WIC (Womens Infant, and Children), because checks don't clear right away, and not fast for them to process as payment. WICH isn't accepted, because of having to have items verified for approval for the program, and not getting paid right away. I have seen some of the German products at Aldi USA, and for me, some of the products take getting used to eating, because it's made different from the American version of the same food. German potato soup definitely has a different taste. I definitely would like an American do a video of Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd in Germany, so we can see how the 2 are different. One video I did see of an Aldi Nord store, that since Aldi Nord owns Trader Joes in the US, that sometimes, Trader Joes products have been found in their stores (Trader Joes products won't be found at Aldi Süd stores, or Aldi USA stores) .

XDrakeX1 : Aldi is called Aldi and not Oldi.

Jennifer Kleiber : The temperature is the same in Germany right now. And our aldi do accept credit card 😉

Danm21 Healy : In the UK Aldi are famous for being a great employer, they pay well and are good to their staff. I wonder if that is the same in Germany/US?

Gildo Schuster : 7:20 No "Deutsche Küche"-Packaging is complete without a picture of Neuschwanstein castle. LOL!

Lukie Skywalker : One of my professors at uni used to work for Könecke, a big and renowned manufacturer for sausages in Germany. I don‘t know if it is still the case, but they used to be behind Aldi salami and other types of sausages. They had a contract that said they could only deliver their goods in brown boxes (in order to look cheap), but one day Könecke ran out of brown boxes and delivered in the more expensive white ones. Aldi made a big fuss about it and threatened to fine them, because they wanted to look cheap and white boxes did not fit that image. Nowadays Aldi really tries to look more premium with a different produce area and different freezers/ fridges and so on. Aldi Nord built a new store a few years ago where I live and is also slowly renovating existing ones to look better. They aim to look more like a regular supermarket instead of a discounter.

patrese993 : Btw: ALDI is short for Albrecht's Discount

Genial Harry Grout : I think Lidl are also expanding into the US

Martin Decamerone : supermarkets in germany use air condition, but its not that cold in there

sunnymas : I am happy for the US-citizens, to get the goods cheaper via ALDI. Live, money and paying is not easy for the most people in the US, - I think. greetings from germany.

lazyperfectionist1 : "Everyone's just grabbing bottles out of the packages." Are those bottles labeled for individual resale?

John Gigante : yeah, cashier is legit. she got skills

Sumoplay : Aldi in Germany accept CreditCard 🤔 1 1/2 years ago

reinplat : One thing you forgot to mention: even the floor tiles are the same as the ones adorning all Aldi Süd stores in Germany.

Jules : Anytime you buy “cheese” with each slice individually wrapped in plastic it is NOT real cheese. Kraft American singles are what’s called a cheese product. Each slice has to be individually wrapped to keep the “fake” cheese from forming into a solid blob. Most grocery stores do sell real America cheese just make sure the word cheese is not followed by product or food and the slices will not be individually wrapped . Real America cheese is very mild in flavor but melts beautifully so it it perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches. I mix it with a slice of a stronger flavored cheese like sharp cheddar to get the best of both worlds, flavor and meltability.

Mai Mai : Wait ... you have lived 1,5 years in Germany and you can't even pronounce the word "Küche"?

Frank Sasse : Since at least one year ALDI is accepting credit card, even contactless!

TheRenaissanceman65 : Not taking items out of the boxes is an Aldi strategy everywhere to cut costs. Everything they do that anyone notices is different from other stores is done to cut costs. That includes putting pallets directly on the floor rather than unloading them, and having peanut butter (and everything else) only available in a very few varieties, almost always Aldi's own label. Ditto passing everything through the checkout as fast as possible and expecting you to dump it all straight back in the trolley (cart) - making you do your own packing at the packing shelf afterwards saves on checkout operators. All of that is the same in Aldi everywhere, certainly in the UK. So of course what IS different is what products they actually sell. You don't sell what you know Americans won't buy. That would be silly. Interestingly, here in the UK my local Aldi doesn't make you pay a deposit for your trolley. It's very common at other supermarkets, though. The normal deposit is £1. Historical note - apparently what Aldi did in the early days in Germany was make cashiers learn all the prices, so they didn't have to label the actual goods. Aldi must have loved the invention of bar codes - obviously it meant the staff didn't have to to memorise everything any more!

Slaven Perunski : Shout out to the cashier girl. She would fit so fine here in Europe.👍😄

Dune87 : So nice of you that you bought yor boyfriend Knoppers. Actually I think the prices are very similar. But the "German" products are just for you Americans. We don't eat that much Sauerkraut here. The Aldi markets here in Germany are modernized recently and look much nicer now.

HappyHandyLife : Aldi is my jam! I try not to shop anywhere else. It has great prices and much better quality food than other places in my opinion

Sabrina Andrade : There are about 4-5 barcodes on each ALDI product so they can scan it faster at checkout. 🤔

INdiverCT : the cashier was even quicker than the ones in Germany - wow...

S. Erbacher : The interpretation of the German food aisle in the US is the same as the Mexican food aisle in Germany; there I've learned that Mexicans apparently eat crappy Guacamole for 10 EUR and Tortilla made of recycling paper...

Silkwesir : hmmm, the half-liter bottles are also available and kinda popular in Germany too. often the same drinks that are available in the 1.5 liter bottles are also available in the smaller ones. buying the big one is cheaper (per amount), but the small bottles can be more convenient in some situations.

BootScootinBoo : What I miss about German Aldi is the bakery Brotchen rolls

lazyperfectionist1 : If you were recently in Europe, and accordingly, you still have a few Euro coins, can you _use_ them at Aldi?

warrickguy : Aldi only started accepting credit cards a few years ago. Before then they took debit cards and cash.

Richard Ure : Aldi in Australia is very welcome because the market has been dominated by two large chains who need some competition. It is not only the "poor" people who shop there; it appeals to those of us you appreciate every day good value and are tired of the majors playing their silly, wasteful games with weekly specials and excessive product choice. Australians do not appreciate insincere "customer service" and are quite happy to pack their own bags especially if it adds to Aldi's business model of keeping prices low. I have been told that in Australia at least Aldi staff are paid more than those who work for the larger chains because they rely on greater productivity. This does not just mean expecting staff to work "harder"; it's just meaning they can work smarter and is helped by the clever design of the checkouts which allow for the payment process to be quicker. Australian bank customers can have the same card for everything which means you can nominate your cheque account when paying and even draw out cash at the same time, thus saving a trip to an ATM and reducing the amount of cash held in store. There is no charge for paying by card this way or for withdrawing cash.

Emre Nickname : OMG only for different type of peanut butter. Unbelievable!

Quatschtütenwürger : Heimtat Freiheit Tradition!

Wendy G : Just a bit of info and history about Shelf stable milk. Shelf milk also called UHT (Ultra Heat Treated) milk has been available US grocery stores for many years. I started buying it in the mid 1990's. I've always kept a few boxes of UHT milk 'handy' just in case I ran out of refrigerated milk at an inopportune time. Parmalat which is an Italian multinational company was the only brand available locally for many years. The Parmalat company has frequently made the headlines of international news because of their sour financial scandals. They've had numerous crisis that left many Investors and employees crying over more than spilled milk. The company holds the record for Europe's biggest bankruptcy. The founder and CEO went to prison for fraud related to that bankruptcy and other charges. About ten years ago other brands and flavors of UHT dairy milk began showing up on store shelves. Horizon Organic and Organic Valley are just two of numerous brands available. Shelf stable milk is usually stocked next to the powder and canned milk. I keep all three varieties ' handy'. Serve ice cold. BTW, I love Aldi's too. I have not looked for shelf stable milk at our local Aldis though. Love your videos Kelly. Keep doing your thing!

666Gothicgirl : Not all love spargel in germany!