Oldham, England
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I went to my local Aldi store on Christmas Eve and I disgusted and appalled with the vast and I mean vast amount of food which was about to be thrown away.

I am talking thousands and thousands and that was probably a fraction of what actual got thrown out,

The huge big boxes they have size of pallets were full to the brim of food, steaks beef/lamb/salmon,lobster tails and more, the expensive picky food the floors were covered with food ready to be dumped.

There was a least 4 trolleys full of turkeys and turkey crown and I was told there was a lot more in the fridges to be dumped.

Tesco/Sainsbury/Asda/Morrison reduce till its gone [and on the whole its goes] why oh why did Aldi not. The most the did was reduce turkey and turkey crowns by 50/% at lunch time and all other meat 30% sometime in the afternoon.

WHY ARE THESE COMPANY NOT PULLED UP FOR THINGS LIKE THIS, WITH ALL THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY WHO HAVE VERY LITTLE MONEY WHY CAN YOU NOT SELL IT OFF CHEAP.

THE ONLY THING I WISHED WAS I HAD A CAMERA TO CAPTURE IT.

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Anonymous
#960376

They ordered too much product and it expired. Had they ordered less then they ran the risk of being out of stock and boy they would hear the complaining then!

patsy
#768473

Sadly this is very common in this great country of ours. Way too much is destroyed because they are afraid of loosing any sales.

Then you have the few that take items then try to return it saying it was bad, now that ruins it for everyone. They throw their bread out if it is within 5 days of the fresh by date. I know people that would love to have a slice of bread to eat. They won't even let their employees buy items that are damaged like a box of cereal or crackers that is ripped but the inside is still sealed.

They need that almighty $. This is very sad indeed.

Anonymous
#765085

You might not like it, but it isn't any of your business. If it was expired, more than likely the law wouldn't let them sell it.

I know of a discount store in another city, several years ago, that if a person bought a piece of clothing there, and returned it because when they got it home, they discovered something like a minor flaw in the item, this would be something as minor as a seam that had an area of about one inch that wasn't stitched and could easily have been repaired with a needle and thread. Anyway, instead of donating the garments to a thrift store or something, they would take a scissor and make several cuts in the garment before throwing it away. I know this because the husband of one of my neighbors worked for the garbage company that serviced that particular store, and the guys would sort through the stuff they picked up there and my neighbor guy would pick out robes, PJs, etc. to take home for his wife and kids and she would mend the slashes, etc.

and they would use the items.

One day I had the opportunity to talk to the manager of the store and I asked him why they did that instead of donating the clothes to a thrift store. His reply was why should they donate the stuff to a store that would sell it for a few cents, when they couldn't sell the stuff themselves.

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