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Started by Agaliarept on Feb 12, 2018 3:38:37 PM
HORROR and VOMITING as Aldi replaces Waitrose as nations favourite

Aldi usurps upmarket rival Waitrose as UK's favourite supermarket

Discount grocer Aldi has taken over from upmarket rival Waitrose as Britain’s favourite supermarket according to an influential shopper survey.

The fast-growing German discounter has impressed shoppers with the quality of its fresh and own-label food as well as its special offers, according to the annual best and worst supermarket satisfaction survey by Which?.

Waitrose was knocked off the top spot, which it had held for three years, and dropped down into fourth, behind both Marks & Spencer and Lidl.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/12/a
ldi-usurps-upmarket-rival-waitrose-as-uk-favourite-supermarket

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Agaliarept - 12 Feb 2018 15:39:02 (#1 of 182)

We're not really a Waitrose nation anymore.

WibbleAgain - 12 Feb 2018 15:39:46 (#2 of 182)

Brexit Britain.

Gotout - 12 Feb 2018 15:42:05 (#3 of 182)

I went into a Waitrose once. I didn't buy anything. That is my Waitrose experience.

xDiggy - 12 Feb 2018 15:42:49 (#4 of 182)

When we Leave then we're going to get Proper Shops back where the lady of the house takes her basket in and the man behind the counter fetches her shopping list down from the shelves. Or perhaps gets it delivered by a boy on an Ocado bike.

Rendered - 12 Feb 2018 15:43:45 (#5 of 182)

I hope we get satire back too.

GrrrIbdis - 12 Feb 2018 15:46:12 (#6 of 182)

Aldi is beginning to feel uncomfortably like Waitrose. It's full of braying. I blame the ads, telling people they can get quinoa in there.

Gotout - 12 Feb 2018 15:46:18 (#7 of 182)

Will we get Hovis bread, wrapped in paper?

Bonusy - 12 Feb 2018 15:53:54 (#8 of 182)

Brexit is a magical time, you only have to imagine what you want and that is how it will be

SheikYerbouti - 12 Feb 2018 15:54:17 (#9 of 182)

Whither the Kwik Save of yore? No danger of ghastly middle class people in there.

Bonusy - 12 Feb 2018 15:54:53 (#10 of 182)

Prestatyn, IIRC

Rendered - 12 Feb 2018 15:55:32 (#11 of 182)

Is Netto still going?

Peacock - 12 Feb 2018 15:56:41 (#12 of 182)

to be fair Aldi is awful compared to Waitrose.

Aldi's cheap in £ but low in real value, it's only good for the generic stuff like milk and toilet roll

GrrrIbdis - 12 Feb 2018 15:57:01 (#13 of 182)

In defence of Waitrose, their salmonella corners are excellent. Not cheap, mind....

widenation - 12 Feb 2018 15:57:46 (#14 of 182)

Went to Aldi for the first time last week. It's certainly cheap when it comes to beer. I'll be trying both the "Sainte Etienne" and "Galahad" brews this week.

TommyDGNR8 - 12 Feb 2018 15:59:25 (#15 of 182)

Netto was bought out by Asda to turn into minimarts. They were threatening to bring it back as a sub-brand last year; maybe Tesco's plan to build a budget chain will spur them back to action?

Bonusy - 12 Feb 2018 16:01:42 (#16 of 182)

I, too, admire Aldi for their cheap notStella and their cheap notKronebourg. Around half the price and pretty much the same. On balance, I preferred their notStella. Lidl's cheapo bear isn't as good.

Is it just Aldi and not Lidl that does the blatant passing off paying homage to the traditional market leaders in their own-brand packaging?

SunkenTreasures - 12 Feb 2018 16:03:37 (#17 of 182)

They both do it. And some of it is actually the same product as the branded alternative, just in different packaging.

Peacock - 12 Feb 2018 16:04:49 (#18 of 182)

https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/enhanced/web03/2012/1/20/11/enhanced-buzz-24104-1327076041-26.jpg?downsize=715:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto

http://static6.businessinsider.com/image/5017f087e
cad04ed4e000008-960/these-hilariously-bad-knock-offs-are-on-sale-in-china.jpg

HouseOfLametta - 12 Feb 2018 16:14:05 (#19 of 182)

http://img.mysupermarket.co.uk/Live/Products_300/4
9/295249.jpg?v=20170514120118

Peacock - 12 Feb 2018 16:17:28 (#20 of 182)

https://blog.print-print.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/aldi-copycat-packaging-print-print.jpg

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