An Aldi shopper has shared an easy tip to speed up the shopping process – if you didn’t find the experience fast enough already.
The tip also applies to other supermarkets and staff say it helps to solve a very “frustrating” problem for them.
A woman shared the top tip in the Aldi Mum’s Facebook group – and it quickly sparked a discussion online.
The customer said shoppers should take care to not put similar products in the same bag – such as red and green peppers.
Because they have different item codes – and in some cases, prices – checkout staff have to remove them from the bag and scan individually, which slows down the process.
According to the Sun, she wrote: “Just a little tip to make your fruit and veg a bit easier for the register staff.
“Separate colours of fruit such as peaches and nectarines, as well as red and green peppers.
“Even if they’re the same price, they’re not the same item and require different inputs. This will save your tied up produce bag from potentially being ripped open to separate the fruit.”
She added: “I’m saying how there are many people who put yellow AND white nectarines in the same bag or yellow and white peaches in the same bag. Or both peppers in the same bag because ‘it’s all the same price’.
“Same price. Different codes.”
The tip was approved by supermarket workers, who admitted that it can be frustrating to have to remove the different produce to from the bag to scan it.
One employee wrote: “Yes zucchinis and Lebanese cucumbers need different bags, yes peaches and nectarines need separate bags and yes I know what fennel is you don’t need to tell me before I scan it!”
Another commented: “When I used to work [in a supermarket], it would be so frustrating when people would put different items in the one produce bag.
“I understand they are probably trying to save the use of plastic and all, but the operators are the ones that have to pull it all out, separate, weigh and scan and out back in. It’s really a pain in the a***.”