Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New Grocery Store Option

Fairport residents are fortunate to have several excellent grocery stores and markets within close proximity: Wegmans, Tops, Fairport Farmers Market, and Red Bird Market, to name a few.   Recently, ALDI opened a store in Fairport at 6687 Pittsford Palmyra Rd.  If you have never been to an ALDI store, get ready for a new adventure.  The company website states clearly that ALDI has their own unique style.  First, carts cost 25 cents to “rent”.  Return your cart and get your quarter back!  You will never see carts strewn about an ALDI parking lot!  Bring your own grocery bags or buy reusable ones at the checkout; no plastic bags are used to pack your groceries here.  Although you will not find name-brands at ALDI, you will find ALDI brands, which are made of the same or even higher quality than national brands.  Lastly, the chain makes no claims that they stock everything you need on your grocery list.  Just the opposite.  ALDI stores have a smaller inventory than most of their competitors, focusing on “must-haves” in their smaller stores.  With a smaller footprint, lower rent and electricity costs allows them to pass the savings on to you, and, getting in and out of the store is typically a breeze.  It’s a remarkably low-stress option.