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Morrisons have free-to-use trolleys ... I always use a trolly as I find the baskets heavy when empty ... always the self-service checkouts ... & ... take trolley to point nearest the pedestrian crossing home, carrying 2 shopping bags + brolly + over the shoulder everyday bag is a lot & it's uphill home ... there is a trolley man,  and  Morrisons have plenty of checkouts in use, but I find the self-service quicker & very easy to use

There is an Aldi on the edge of town, but I'd need transport there & back so I've not been to that store yet

My son & daughter-in-law use their Aldi / Lidl & tell me the produce they stock is good

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@Cleoriff wrote:

Yes the staff at the tills are what lets Aldi and Lidl down.

Sell cheap and most of the staff are in the warehouse and stocking shelves...


Now that's interesting that two of you have commented about the tills being a letdown, because that's not been my experience at all. In Sainsbury's they always ask me if I need any help with my packing, and I always decline the offer, because I feel it would actually slow the cashier down. The reason that Aldi's checkout staff are generally faster is because there's no space next to the till to load your bags, and it's got to go straight into your trolley. Once you've moved away from the tills, you still have that wide shelf to properly pack your bags. It's no coincidence that Lidl operates in exactly the same way.

 

And then there's the railway style announcements "Till number 4 is now opening"  Smiley Very Happy

 

It's German efficiency at its very best, but not everyone gets it  Smiley Wink

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@Cleoriff wrote:

Yes the staff at the tills are what lets Aldi and Lidl down.

Sell cheap and most of the staff are in the warehouse and stocking shelves...


Now that's interesting that two of you have commented about the tills being a letdown, because that's not been my experience at all. In Sainsbury's they always ask me if I need any help with my packing, and I always decline the offer, because I feel it would actually slow the cashier down. The reason that Aldi's checkout staff are generally faster is because there's no space next to the till to load your bags, and it's got to go straight into your trolley. Once you've moved away from the tills, you still have that wide shelf to properly pack your bags. It's no coincidence that Lidl operates in exactly the same way.

 

And then there's the railway style announcements "Till number 4 is now opening"  Smiley Very Happy

 

It's German efficiency at its very best, but not everyone gets it  Smiley Wink


It’s not the staff.. it’s the lack of staff.. (when the staff are there, I can’t complain)

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Exactly what I meant as well @Anonymous i.e. not enough staff at the checkout at Aldi and Lidl. .

Anyway, not that it bothers me, as I rarely shop instore. My other half does,.

If left to me, I always shop online. The only thing I have to worry about is putting it away..wink

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@Cleoriff wrote:

Exactly what I meant as well @Anonymous i.e. not enough staff at the checkout at Aldi and Lidl. .

Anyway, not that it bothers me, as I rarely shop instore. My other half does,.

If left to me, I always shop online. The only thing I have to worry about is putting it away..wink


The ASDA guy laughs every time he comes here because I pour everything out on the kitchen floor and let him shoot off. He tells me some people start putting items away while he’s waiting for the baskets and he can’t do anything about it.

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the Morrisons people are friendly & good at their job ... he / she tells me which bag is heavy (usually catfood) ... I put the bags on the stairs / counter or on / by the table 

Tesco's people are less well mannered eg one criticised loudly the 'garden ornaments (not gnomes) / furniture' in my yard = I do attempt to make it look a bit 'pretty' ... I don't shop Tesco anymore

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@WispaRed7 wrote:

the Morrisons people are friendly & good at their job ... he / she tells me which bag is heavy (usually catfood) ... I put the bags on the stairs / counter or on / by the table 

Tesco's people are less well mannered eg one criticised loudly the 'garden ornaments (not gnomes) / furniture' in my yard = I do attempt to make it look a bit 'pretty' ... I don't shop Tesco anymore


I had you down for Waitrose! ;-)

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No Waitrose up here @Anonymous

@Gloria1 uses Waitrose, I believe

Nearest Sainsbury's is Keighley

The town has a Morrison's quite near me ... but ... I can panic in there

However I do find the bread is not the freshest & the sell by date on 'ready meals' etc quite near their expiry date on online deliveries

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@WispaRed7 wrote:

No Waitrose up here @Anonymous

@Gloria1 uses Waitrose, I believe

Nearest Sainsbury's is Keighley

The town has a Morrison's quite near me ... but ... I can panic in there

However I do find the bread is not the freshest & the sell by date on 'ready meals' etc quite near their expiry date on online deliveries


And yeah we don’t have a Waitrose near here either.. I guess we’re just ‘the other half’ (thinking about it I’ve never been in one)

 

ASDA is quite good.. if you ring up and complain about the order, dates, replacements etc., they refund without question.. 

 

 

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@WispaRed7 wrote:

No Waitrose up here @Anonymous

@Gloria1 uses Waitrose, I believe

Nearest Sainsbury's is Keighley

The town has a Morrison's quite near me ... but ... I can panic in there

However I do find the bread is not the freshest & the sell by date on 'ready meals' etc quite near their expiry date on online deliveries


And yeah we don’t have a Waitrose near here either.. I guess we’re just ‘the other half’ (thinking about it I’ve never been in one)

 

ASDA is quite good.. if you ring up and complain about the order, dates, replacements etc., they refund without question.. 

 

 


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