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Migros/Coop alternatives

Hi there!

I've scoured the threads on this, and was wondering if someone could point me to the direction of grocery stores in the Morges/Lausanne area that generally sell products (or certain products) cheaper than at Migros or Coop. I read about two places called ALDI and LIDL, but I don't think they exist in the area I'll be living in.

Other affordable places (boulangeries, butchers, Asian stores) would be very much appreciated!

Thank you!
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Hi there!

Other affordable places (boulangeries, butchers, Asian stores) would be very much appreciated!

Thank you!
Hi,

Boulangeries & butchers will be way more expensive thean Migros & Coop, Ch is expensive however salaries are very much higher here than in surrounding countries. I suspect the Asian shops will be few & far between.
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Hi there!

I've scoured the threads on this, and was wondering if someone could point me to the direction of grocery stores in the Morges/Lausanne area that generally sell products (or certain products) cheaper than at Migros or Coop. I read about two places called ALDI and LIDL, but I don't think they exist in the area I'll be living in.
Yes, they do. A cursory glance at www.lidl.ch and www.aldi.ch shows lots in the areas you mention.
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Yes, they do. A cursory glance at www.lidl.ch and www.aldi.ch shows lots in the areas you mention.
Oh thank you!!

I briefly took a look at their websites but couldn't find a 'store locator' button. I have since found the stores near me by scouring the site a bit... I was searching for 'aldi' and 'lidl' on google maps, but it only showed their locations in France, across the lake.
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Oh thank you!!

I briefly took a look at their websites but couldn't find a 'store locator' button. I have since found the stores near me by scouring the site a bit... I was searching for 'aldi' and 'lidl' on google maps, but it only showed their locations in France, across the lake.
Click on "points de vente" on the homepage.
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Re: Migros/Coop alternatives

Lots of cheaper shopping just across the border, as well...Divonne, Annemasse, Ancy just to name a few
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Re: Migros/Coop alternatives

aligro is right there in your backyard! Cheapest meat/fish. It is a wholesale, so unless u have a big family, plan to split with others...
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Lots of cheaper shopping just across the border, as well...Divonne, Annemasse, Ancy just to name a few
I looked into shopping in France, but is it worth it considering the price of train tickets? I didn't think it would be...
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aligro is right there in your backyard! Cheapest meat/fish. It is a wholesale, so unless u have a big family, plan to split with others...
Thanks Lilith! I had never heard of Aligro before, but I've added it to my little google map

Do you need a membership to shop there? Are the wholesale amounts obscene, or can a couple just freeze extra fish for later?
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Click on "points de vente" on the homepage.
Merci, Tom. J'avais deja trouve les magasins les plus proches de moi, mais merci pour votre aide

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Re: Migros/Coop alternatives

I thought Aligro was a cash and carry operation and only open to traders? I ask because we have one opening near us soon and would be interested if they are open to the general public.

I do most of my shopping at the local Aldi. Yes, the range is more limited than the bigger Migros or Coop 3M types stores, but if you only have the equivalent 2M stores near you then they are worth looking at. We reckon we can buy twice as much or more in Aldi for the same money we spend in Migros or Coop. Doesn't mean we don't use the others for things that we prefer or that are only available at one place (Migros are the only shop who does pre-cut hamburger buns that I've found), just most of the main shop is Aldi goods.

Denner can also be a good alternative, even though it's now owned by Migros.
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Re: Migros/Coop alternatives

Denner, Aldi and Lidl are also good options.

Lidl: www.lidl.ch/
Aldi: www.aldi.ch/
Denner: www.denner.ch
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I thought Aligro was a cash and carry operation and only open to traders? I ask because we have one opening near us soon and would be interested if they are open to the general public.
While Aligro started that way, they have been open to the general public for many many years, at least the ones in Geneva and Lausanne that I know of well. It may help, price wise, to get the customer card/account, but otherwise it is like a any store. I highly recommend it.

ps-There is a Lidl in Etoy, not too far from Morges.
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While Aligro started that way, they have been open to the general public for many many years, at least the ones in Geneva and Lausanne that I know of well. It may help, price wise, to get the customer card/account, but otherwise it is like a any store. I highly recommend it.

ps-There is a Lidl in Etoy, not too far from Morges.
You need to get a card (free - get it on-line from their site) to benefit from their specials (that is where you can save some money). The flyer each week has the specials or you can look on-line.

The normal card does not allow you to take advantage of the specials on the weekend (from memory). Just need to shop during the week. They have special check-outs for the "cash and carry" Pros and for the rest. You need to use one of the regular check out counters.
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You need to get a card (free - get it on-line from their site) to benefit from their specials (that is where you can save some money). The flyer each week has the specials or you can look on-line.

The normal card does not allow you to take advantage of the specials on the weekend (from memory). Just need to shop during the week. They have special check-outs for the "cash and carry" Pros and for the rest. You need to use one of the regular check out counters.
Are you referring to the Aligro 'Carte Gourmandes' or 'Client PRO?'
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Re: Migros/Coop alternatives

you are only about 35 mins from the border of france. if you have a car then it is worth doing a weekly shopping there, will save you a fortune, especially for meat.

I am not familiar with the towns nearby you but i am sure there will be a supermarket just over the border.

I am half an hour from Germany and i go weekly to pick up around 150 euros worth of shopping which if bought in migros or coop would cost me about 500francs

migros prices are a little lower than coop but if you are a big meat eater then prices are far from affordable no matter where you are in switzerland.

Aldi sells meat at a much lower price, but from what i have tried, the meat cuts are not as good as if you were to pay the coop price
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Are you referring to the Aligro 'Carte Gourmandes' or 'Client PRO?'
If you are just shopping for yourself (and not for a restaurant), it would be the Carte Coumandes. It is free.
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Re: Migros/Coop alternatives

There are also Casino supermarkets, I always go there when they have steaks on sale. Never been disappointed with the quality. Locations here.
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