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Lidl, Aldi & Co: Branches are cracking down – customers expect strict rules

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Aldi vs. Lidl – the ultimate comparison

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Who pledge at Lidl, Aldi and Co. brings back, sometimes gets back a juicy sum.

But anyone who has ever stood in a long queue in front of the deposit machine knows that it can also be annoying. Grab now Lidl, Aldi and Co. through.

Lidl, Aldi and Co.: So much deposit is allowed

Anyone who goes to the supermarket with a whole shopping trolley full of empties will probably look stupid from the laundry soon. In order to avoid long queues, discounters and supermarkets are now taking action – with an upper limit for empties, as the portal “” reveals.


This is Aldi:

  • Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd are two separate groups of companies in Essen and Mülheim
  • Aldi stands for Albrecht-Discount: In 1913, Karl Albrecht set up his own bread shop in Essen
  • In 1962, the family business was converted into a pure discounter and got its current name “Aldi”.
  • The separation into north and south took place in 1961
  • Aldi is now one of the ten largest retail groups in the world
  • All worldwide branches are assigned to the two companies based in the cities of the Ruhr area


Some stores only accept a maximum of 20 bottles and cans at a time. Supermarkets are obliged to take back returnable bottles – that’s what the law says – but the number isn’t specified anywhere. Accordingly, Aldi, Lidl and Co. can exercise their domiciliary rights and set an upper limit themselves.

Lidl, Aldi and Co.: New deposit rules in supermarkets

Since this year, there could actually be longer queues in front of the deposit machines. Finally, there are new rules that affect the deposit. Because now the content is no longer decisive for the deposit, but the packaging.


More news from the supermarket:


Means: From 2022 there will be money back for some milk brands or fruit and vegetable juices. There is also a deposit on bottles of apple wine, cider or energy drinks. But be careful: Small supermarkets in particular only have to accept returnable bottles that they also sell themselves. (ts)

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J. A. Allen

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