An artist's impression of how the Aldi store at West Gladstone will look.
An artist's impression of how the Aldi store at West Gladstone will look. Gladstone Regional Council

READERS DISCUSS: Driving to Gladstone's Aldi supermarket

A PROPOSED development for Aldi to be built in West Gladstone has been approved by Gladstone Regional Council on Tuesday.

Traditionally, Gladstone residents travel to Rockhampton to go shopping, and given the number of readers that have questioned why Rockhampton doesn't have an Aldi in the past.

The Bulletin asked readers via Facebook: Would you drive to Gladstone to go shopping once Aldi opens its doors?

There were over 100 comments posted. Here are some:

  • Jenny-leigh Callaghan - Aldi's would b great in Rockhampton
  • Klara Peters - Aldi in Rockhampton would be good.
  • Jill Harbeck - Lol oh dear I think the stories get a bit far fetched , I have been to Aldi in Bundaberg many times as my Mum in law shops there , it's not that much cheaper and Most of their products are equal to Woolworths cheaper products , so the answer is no I will not travel to Gladstone it's not worth it
  • Jane Skerman - ALDI have made a huge impact on Coles and Woolies profits. Those supermarket giants are running scared. ALDI will source produce locally and THATS reason enough for me to shop there. Save a farmer.
  • Steve Hendra  -Aldi does not source local products it's all imported from Europe. Aldi is actually bigger then Coles & woollies and the profits are sent straight overseas back to Germany
  • Megan Brown - I shop at aldi when I go Down the Sunshine Coast to see family. for the exact same products in my trolly here in rocky there is normally between $40-70 saving. The products are great too as they rarely contain additives and preservatives because a lot come from the European Union where there are stricter rules on these things.
  • Megan Brown - Aldi does source locally. They have a lot of Aussie products and all their produce is locally grown to the best of their ability (meat and veggies). I know this as my husband used to drive the trucks full of stock for aldi.
  • Jill Harbeck - Maybe the fruit and veg is local BUT the other stuff is NOT Australian
  • Leigh James - Having shopped at Aldi for many years they source a lot of local produce and not all of their products are imported from overseas. Megan Brown is right in that there are a lot less preservatives in the Aldi products and when you have a large family the savings are really quiet significant
  • Jane Skerman - Seems to me a resounding " When will Rockhampton get an ALDI of our own??" You drive for an hour in the city and pass four ALDI stores!!!!! Come on Margaret - we need to unseat the giants!
  • Jodi Lynch-Wild - Aldi are great
  • Kalie Bloxsom - Green No, but I'd shop at Aldi in Rockhampton
  • Simon Oldham - Bring on aldi everything is over priced up here u would travel to gladstone hurry up aldi come to rockhamton
  • Alice Wayman - I will be driving to gladstone!!! Love aldi!!!
  • Tracey Deasy - Cheap nappies!
  • Alice Wayman - I only use aldi nappies. I have family bring them up from the sunny coast for me. I like them better than huggies!!!!

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A proposed development for Aldi to be built in West Gladstone has been approved by Gladstone Regional Council earlier...

Posted by The Morning Bulletin on Monday, 6 July 2015


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