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5 Things You Won’t See in Aldi Anymore

Shopping at Aldi is not what it used to be.
 

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A lot of things have changed in the past few months, and shopping at Aldi is certainly one of them. Due to new health and safety guidelines, Aldi stores now have new rules and guidelines that certainly change the shopping experience. For those of you wondering how different shopping at Aldi might be these days, here are the five things you won’t see in your local branch anymore. Make sure you also check out the things you won’t see in Target anymore.

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Shoppers without face coverings or masks

Face masks are a usual part of our lives these days—after all, they are one of the first things the CDC suggests you use as a protection against coronavirus. Therefore, it is no surprise that they became a common part of shopping at Aldi too. In fact, Aldi is providing their employers with face masks and disposable gloves to keep them safe, according to a statement on the Aldi website. Check out the things you won’t see in McDonald’s anymore.

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A full store

There used to be a time when a busy store was an expected feature of any shopping trip. These days, not so much. Not only is Aldi limiting the number of customers allowed inside the store at a time, but they’re also requesting that customers limit shopping to only one family member, according to Fox8. Check out the things you won’t see in hotels anymore.

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Old store layouts

Are you noticing changes to your usual Aldi store? That’s for a reason. To make sure customers keep a safe 6-feet distance from each other, Aldi stores now have signage and floor decals, according to the Aldi website. Here are the things you won’t see in airports anymore.

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Two-way aisles

Of course, changes in Aldi stores don’t stop at signs and floor decals. According to Fox8, customers now find temporary one-way aisles in Aldi stores. Check out the things you won’t see in schools anymore.

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Cart-to-cart transfers

Paying at Aldi is pretty straightforward—you take your items out of your cart and hand them over, you pay, and then an Aldi team member places them into another cart. At least, that’s how it used to be. “Effective immediately, we’re suspending the practice of placing customers’ scanned items into a different shopping cart at checkout,” says a statement on Aldi’s website. “Our customers will now keep the cart they started with throughout their entire visit to ensure the best possible hygiene and safety for all.” Next, check out the things you won’t see in Costco anymore.

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