dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 13:01:11 UTC 2018
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> On 26. Jun 2018, at 13:19, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> What you just described there sounds
> very much like my local Aldi, which most people here think of as a supermarket, not a discounter.
indeed Aldi is the first (at least in Europe) to operate this way. It is not unlikely the discount store description in wikipedia was influenced by Germans https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discount_store
and names Aldi and Lidl as examples:
A discount store or discount shop is a retail shop which sells products at prices that are lower than the typical market price.
A "full-line discount store/shop" or "mass merchandiser", such as Aldi or Lidl, may offer a wide assortment of goods with a focus on price rather than service, display or wide choice within lines. Meanwhile, a "speciality", "single line" or "category killer" discount store/shop, such as Toys "R" Us or Staples, may specialise in specific merchandise lines, relying on bulk purchase and efficient distribution to keep down costs.
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