German ALDI vs US ALDI

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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?

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Sandy Vega : I love Aldi's !! I honestly didn't know that it's a German brand store !! Thanks for the video and info!!

Bob Johnson : I think the largest grocery store chain (and most hated by their customers) in the US these days is Walmart. Walmart has the self check out isles where you scan and bag your own groceries with very little supervision from a paid Walmart employee, but does Wally Mart cut you some slack on the cost of your purchase? HELL NO! But the benefit to the customer is savings in time spent waiting in the cashiered line! In other words, Walmart does not train their cashiers to be efficient, nor do they staff enough cashiers on the front end of the store to move customers through at a convenient rate. But Walmart is starting a new program where you can order your groceries on line and pick them up at the store at an appointed time. I used this with my ageing parents. I find out what they need over the phone and click away and order on the computer while we're talking. At the end of the online transaction, my parent's groceries are ordered for pick up the next day and they're already charged to one of their credit cards. Its a good system so far. I arrive at the appointed time and call the number on the sign outside the pick up area to let them know what parking space I'm in. On average, I'm waiting about 5 to 10 minutes to get loaded up with enough groceries to fill the trunk. By myself, it would have taken me over an hour on a slow day at Walmart to shop and pay for these groceries.

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

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.

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.

TheLun4tic : ALDI is all over the world, even in Australia. ALDI probably split the world like portugal and spain did back in the day ;-) Only Aldi Nord is more Northern and Eastern Europe while ALDI Süd has the rest of the world. Oh and the Austrian Aldi is special too since it has the ALDI Logo but is actually called "Hofer"

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

Keyboard Wrangler : I love Aldi! Around here people like to “pay it forward” by handing off their carts, without taking the quarter. Some go so far as to put quarters in several parked carts. It’s considered good manners if you take a cart already loaded with a quarter to pass your cart to another person when you leave, without collecting the coin.

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

dird89 : I wanted to see chocolate prices =(

Uwe Neuhaus : General Note: Kelly's videos are always small, interesting study trips for me. You always learn something about it. Very good quality, informative content, likeable person. Keep it up. Look no garbage on yt or tv, look Kelly ... :-) By the way: ALDI is an abbreviation for Albrecht Discounter and HARIBO stands for Hans Riegel Bonn ...

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

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...

Mentos Freshmaker : That yellow floor tho, it seems to be in every Aldi around the world XD