Aldi And Trader Joe's

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In the St. Louis metropolitan region there is a wide variety of grocery retailers, from which consumers purchase their groceries. With many grocery stores spread throughout the regional area offering good merchandise and competitive prices there are two chains that are frequented, Aldi’s and Trader Joe’s. Both of these companies share the same parent company, Albrecht Brothers, and have stores nationwide. Both Aldi and Trader Joe’s are owned by one company; however, they share commonalities and differences.
I first started shopping at Aldi with my mom when I was a little girl. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was definitely a good time to start learning how far a dollar would actually stretch. Of all the shoppers in the store there were other children with their parents, teenie boppers, Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, on up to the Elderly Generation. Aldi knows no color, creed, or class distinction associated with ethnicities, income levels, religions, or race, therefore all are welcome to shop.
Aldi is known as the “stock up store.” As I walked into my local all the store I noticed that all of the grocery carts were kept outside and required a quarter deposit, which is returned to the patron after they return the cart. At the entrance of the store I noticed a stand that housed the weekly sale ad and insert of all their special buys. Looking around all of the shelving was of a warehouse format, which only stood about five feet tall making it accessible for many customers to
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