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Re: ALDI PRODUCT INVENTORY


@Mz iMac wrote:

"Now I wonder if it's a marketing tactic to get customers into the store."

Bait & Switch tactic


Doubt it, but I've rarely seen this problem at Aldi's in my area.

 

Aldi's "week" starts on Wednesday and ends the following Tuesday. Most stores have their heaviest business on Friday and through the weekend.

 

If Aldi trucks are running late with something special for that week, odds are they will have received and stocked it by midday Friday at the latest.

 

When I expect something that isn't on the shelf, I always ask if it's in but just not stocked yet.

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Re: ALDI PRODUCT INVENTORY

My Aldi's has been out of english muffins on and off.  The store manager said they are having trouble with their vendor.  Other than that I don't have any problems with Aldi's.

 

I've had problems with all grocery stores with out of stock sale items: Jewel, Meijer, Walmart.  It's not exclusive to Aldi.

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Re: ALDI PRODUCT INVENTORY

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") requires grocery stores and retailers that sell food products to have the advertised product in stock and available for you to buy during the entire time period of the deal unless the advertisement clearly states that supplies of the product are limited. If the grocery store doesn't have a phrase on the ad to the effect of "while supplies last", but runs out of the advertised product, the store must either be able to prove that it originally ordered enough of the advertised item to meet the anticipated demand, or:

  • Offer you a rain check;
  • Offer you a similar product to the one that was advertised that is either comparable in value or has had its price reduced in a similar way; or
  • Offer you some other form of compensation that is equal to the value of the advertised product that is no longer stock.

Take a close look at the weekly ad. Look for notations about limited supplies or while supplies last. It might be in tiny print, but it has to be there.  If there’s nothing clearly stated, have a chat with the Aldi’s store manager that fails to stock as advertised. Mention the Federal Trade Commission. There are alternatives to rainchecks, but shrugging off the customer isn’t one of them. 

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Re: ALDI PRODUCT INVENTORY

 @gizmogal 

Online,  

For the Aldi Weekly Ad  they print the start and end dates of the advertised price, followed by:

 

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Re: ALDI PRODUCT INVENTORY

No problems here in south central PA.  Smiley Happy

 

Hoping it gets better for those of you who are experiencing issues.  That's a bummer.

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Re: ALDI PRODUCT INVENTORY

It sounds like Aldi is trying to bring in the customers and not have the product.  That actually stinks!

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Re: ALDI PRODUCT INVENTORY

I have looked for frozen pancakes at my Aldis. I even talked to

one or two different employees there regarding this. They keep

telling me that they are getting them in and never do.

 

Another item I have looked high and low for, they never have.

frozen onion rings. Maybe my store is smaller. 

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Re: ALDI PRODUCT INVENTORY


@gizmogal wrote:

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") requires grocery stores and retailers that sell food products to have the advertised product in stock and available for you to buy during the entire time period of the deal unless the advertisement clearly states that supplies of the product are limited. If the grocery store doesn't have a phrase on the ad to the effect of "while supplies last", but runs out of the advertised product, the store must either be able to prove that it originally ordered enough of the advertised item to meet the anticipated demand, or:

  • Offer you a rain check;
  • Offer you a similar product to the one that was advertised that is either comparable in value or has had its price reduced in a similar way; or
  • Offer you some other form of compensation that is equal to the value of the advertised product that is no longer stock.

Take a close look at the weekly ad. Look for notations about limited supplies or while supplies last. It might be in tiny print, but it has to be there.  If there’s nothing clearly stated, have a chat with the Aldi’s store manager that fails to stock as advertised. Mention the Federal Trade Commission. There are alternatives to rainchecks, but shrugging off the customer isn’t one of them. 


The weekly Lidl ad clearly states while supplies last and it usually means it's not being restocked by the end of the week.  My m-i-l will fight weekly with the cashier and the manager.  Flag Day she fought with the manager because they ran out of those tiny little flags on a stick they were giving away for free.

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Re: ALDI PRODUCT INVENTORY


@CelticCrafter wrote:

@gizmogal wrote:

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") requires grocery stores and retailers that sell food products to have the advertised product in stock and available for you to buy during the entire time period of the deal unless the advertisement clearly states that supplies of the product are limited. If the grocery store doesn't have a phrase on the ad to the effect of "while supplies last", but runs out of the advertised product, the store must either be able to prove that it originally ordered enough of the advertised item to meet the anticipated demand, or:

  • Offer you a rain check;
  • Offer you a similar product to the one that was advertised that is either comparable in value or has had its price reduced in a similar way; or
  • Offer you some other form of compensation that is equal to the value of the advertised product that is no longer stock.

Take a close look at the weekly ad. Look for notations about limited supplies or while supplies last. It might be in tiny print, but it has to be there.  If there’s nothing clearly stated, have a chat with the Aldi’s store manager that fails to stock as advertised. Mention the Federal Trade Commission. There are alternatives to rainchecks, but shrugging off the customer isn’t one of them. 


The weekly Lidl ad clearly states while supplies last and it usually means it's not being restocked by the end of the week.  My m-i-l will fight weekly with the cashier and the manager.  Flag Day she fought with the manager because they ran out of those tiny little flags on a stick they were giving away for free.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Hedge's post, just in case anybody missed seeing it the first time.:

 

 

 

For the Aldi Weekly Ad  they print the start and end dates of the advertised price, followed by:

 

 

 

 

 

Their backsides are covered.

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Re: ALDI PRODUCT INVENTORY

I can’t imagine going for three days in a row for 49 cent eggs.

 

Making that many trips and the time and gas involved kind of makes the 49 cent eggs not 49 cents. 


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