BRASSALL mum Nikki-Lee Fullarton has been counting down the days until the new Aldi opening.

For months she's been making the trip to Riverlink but now the family has moved back to Brassall the new store will become their local.

HAPPY CHAPPY: Koby Milsom, 1, loves Aldi chicken nuggets. His family are ecstatic the new store has opened at Brassall because now they won't have to drive into Riverlink anymore. (Pictured Nikki-Lee Fullarton and Chris Swales)
HAPPY CHAPPY: Koby Milsom, 1, loves Aldi chicken nuggets. His family are ecstatic the new store has opened at Brassall because now they won't have to drive into Riverlink anymore. (Pictured Nikki-Lee Fullarton and Chris Swales) Helen Spelitis

Ms Fullarton said Aldi had really lived up to its reputation as being more affordable; today she filled a trolley at the Brassall Shopping Centre store with fresh food and staples for $60.

Her son Koby is probably the happiest because he loves Aldi's chicken nuggets and snack foods.

"I haven't bought anything from Aldi yet that I haven't liked," Ms Fullarton said.

"Shopping at Aldi really does bring down the grocery bill. What I have bought today will last me and the kids for a week."

FRESH MEAT: A new butcher shop timed its opening to coincide with Aldi's first day of trading. Pictured is butcher Brendon Turnbull.
FRESH MEAT: A new butcher shop timed its opening to coincide with Aldi's first day of trading. Pictured is butcher Brendon Turnbull. Helen Spelitis

Ms Fullarton was among hundreds of customers through the doors this morning, but food hasn't been the most sought after item.

Jumping castles, for $99, have been the most popular so far alongside retro bar fridges which are also in hot demand.

Shoppers checking out the new Aldi also noticed the discount supermarket wasn't the only new store to make its debut today; Ipswich Quality Meats has also opened up offering specials on Christmas hams.

The store is an independent butcher owned by the Bansal Group, the same company that owned the IGA which vacated the space Aldi has now moved into.

Butcher Brendon Turnbull said the group was excited to be back in the store and increasing its involvement in the Brassall community.

Aldi will hold a family fun day, with face painting, an animal farm, balloon artists and more, this Saturday from 10am to 2pm to celebrate the opening. 

Where do you buy your groceries?

This poll ended on 21 December 2016.

Current Results

Aldi - all the way

42%

I'm a Woolworths kind of person

18%

Definitely Coles

26%

Loyal to IGA

6%

Other

6%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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