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Aldi and Costco coming to Adelaide

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by MR CHILLED, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. oli

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    go to store locations, type SA , and then you'll get a list.

    Seems ALDI don't realise they've opened in WA yet though
     
  3. oli

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    I went to the Seaford one this evening. It is totally different 'theme' to the one in Ballarat (the only other Aussie one I know). Seems more like some boutique independent supermarket rather than another huge chain. It's actually pretty nice inside for a supermarket. :thumbup:

    Apparently the one at Colonnades will be bigger again so when that opens I'll be going there rather than Coles I reckon.
     
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    I read Adelaide is getting their "new look" stores after they've been trialling different things in a few on the east coast.
    I imagine they'll all get re-fitted to that standard eventually.

    Keen to compare it to the couple I'm familiar with back in Melbourne.
     
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    Still crazy line ups at Parafield. The wife insisted on going on opening day because she's an Aldi fan from when we lived in NSW and it took about an hour and a half to get in and even longer to get out. You literally couldn't move inside the store.

    Other than that it was great....their products are cheap and good quality.
     
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    Give it a week or two and the hype should die.
     
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    will be hard for them to do that when they don't know which "way" yours is. im assuming east. im sure they'll get one out there eventually but I doubt it'll be a priority.

    went to the seaford one on the weekend after a trip to victor harbor - was huge and very clean and modern inside, very different to the aldis in Victoria ive been to. they didn't have the little cabinet in the store with computers/computer speakers and other gadgets in there which was a bit disappointing. was busy but no line up to get in which was nice.
     
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    theyre building one in west lakes.....
     
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    He said in another thread he's near the airport.
     
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    im sure one will be built out there eventually but back when I lived at home (lockleys), going to west lakes wasn't much of an impost, and my parents live about as close to the airport as anyone would want to :)
     
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    That will be rather convenient then :thumbup:
     
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    They're opening in Perth on 8 June. I'm quite looking forward to checking it out. They certainly know how to market themselves, making it "a thing" with a date, instead of just opening the doors and letting people find it at the shops.

    Is there anything in particular that they carry that coles/woolies don't that's worth checking out/getting?
     
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    Instead of trying to figure out where to start, I'll just say everything.

    And once you figure out their stuff that is half the price of the big 2 and just as good if not better, you'll say everything too.
     
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    So, I went in there today. Got 2 essentials. Chocolate, and cat food. There was a lady giving samples of the chocolate, so that's all good. If the girls like the cat food, I'll get it in future. Lots of people in there, hopefully it'll stop being like that when it isn't a new shop for people to check out.

    The only downside with it is that the entrance is inside the shopping centre and they have deposits on the trolleys, so if you want to use one and take it back you have to go right around all the shops and then back again.
     
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    Everyone goes in with coles and woollies trollies. lol.
     
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    The one at Noarlunga has special bays outside for the Aldi trolleys (where you can get the deposit back). Not sure why it's a downside though; means they don't have to pay someone to collect them like the other supermarkets do and can pass the savings on to us. I do most of my shopping there since they opened and notice the savings easily even with a 1 person household.

    Do you feed your daughters cat food? Or are your cats 'your girls'? :p
     
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    The deposit system isn't a downside, the access to the shop only from inside the shopping centre is, so you have to walk right the way around to get out to the carpark.
    The girls are cats, not people.
     
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    I don't get it. Aren't all shops like this? Which Aldi you referring to? The Hallett Cove and Noarlunga ones are right on the edge of the malls, and the Seaford one is standalone so maybe I'm confused.

    Good :)
     

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