Come On Aldi!

Written by on 30/04/2019


DESPITE sprawling out to over 500 stores across Australia, German supermarket giant ALDI remains fearful of the North.

The supermarket chain — renowned for its eye-popping prices and versatile product range — told the NT News it has no plans to move to the Top End.

“As we continue to grow, we will look for new opportunities to bring the ALDI

shopping experience to more Australians, however we have no immediate plans to expand our business into the Northern Territory,” an ALDI Australia spokesman said.

Last week, MoneysaverHQ found ALDI’s prices were the lowest for eight of 12 basic grocery items.

But it’s a case of buyer beware — prices can vary between the chain’s stores.

A survey conducted in April compared the lowest prices across ALDI, Woolworths and Coles for: a litre of milk, a dozen free range eggs, top quality mince, free range chicken breasts, bread, broccoli, bananas, capsicums, tomatoes, packets of rice and spaghetti, and a block of cheese.

A loaf of white bread cost the same at all three supermarkets, while ALDI tied with Woolworths on the price of rice.

All three had the same price for spaghetti, and Woolworths had the best priced premium mince.

The poll backs those conducted by consumer advocacy group Choice, which found ALDI offered the best value grocery baskets in 2015 and 2017.

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