Aldi reveals Australian profits – so how could they use the money to improve? 381



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It’s no secret: Australians love Aldi. We like their no fuss approach to the typical supermarket – there’s no sales assistants walking around, they only have one line of each product, and they don’t have free plastic shopping bags. And that seems to have truly worked for them, if the numbers are anything to go off.

Today the German supermarket chain has revealed their Australian profits to prove that they are paying taxes in a Senate inquiry.

Currently, Aldi is a limited partnership, meaning it doesn’t need to show its accounts to ASIC, and it’s had some up in arms, including Wesfarmers CEO Richard Goyder who wanted a good look at their taxes.

Aldi’s profits have truly soared, with $2 billion growth in three years, and pre-tax profit doubled in the same period, and they’re only going to go up from here, according to industry insiders.

They’re expanding their stores and building new ones, often right next door to their competitors Coles and Woolworths.

When submitting their evidence to the enquiry, Aldi said, “In summation, as evidenced above Aldi wishes to make it explicitly clear that it does not engage in the inappropriate pricing of international related party transactions for the purposes of artificially reducing taxable profits in Australia.

Knowing this information about their profits, it makes us customers wonder, if they’re making that much money, could they slightly change their model to please even more customers? Or do we avoid breaking something that isn’t broken?

What would you like to see change in Aldi? Would you like more sales assistants, or perhaps more fresh food and veg? Tell us today.

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  1. to have more variety..we shop at aldi,s then coles to get what aldi,s dont have

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  2. Could we have baskets as well as trollies please.

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    • They did have baskets but the problem was people walked off with them – taking them to the shelving stand to put goods into their own bags but didn’t. They tried stopping the baskets at the checkout but people complained. So I was told.

  3. Start making demands of them and their prices will go up, not that I have ever done much shopping with them because I have preferred brands. But truth is my preferred brands are becoming either too expensive or not available, so I now dont even have a preferred shopping outlet anymore.

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    • aldi,s are getting more” preferred ” brands..such as arnotts and nescafe coffee and what ppl dont realise is aldi have a lot of australian brands

    • I used to be the same, had preferred brands but tried some of Aldi’s brands and found some are actually better. Their kitchen towel rolls, for example are much better quality and their toilet paper, biscuits etc

  4. Shops are small aisles not wide enough, especially around the “specials”. Very difficult to get passed that area to the other aisles.

  5. I don’t care for the shabby interior, odour, charge for using cards, and bags. Far too many extraneous goods.

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    • Where do you live?? Aldi stores are far from shabby here and we pay for bags in every supermarket !!! They only charge for credit card.

    • You must be very unfortunate! We have three Aldi’s near us and all are sparkling clean with no odours. We shop there all the time, and have no complaints!

  6. I l-o-v-e ALDI Australia. I shop there once a month & stock up on staples, then in between shop at Woolies.
    Any money I don’t spend at Woolies or Coles suits me. The big two have had it their way too long.

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