ALDI supermarket has announced that a major change is coming to all stores across Australia.
The retail giant has confirmed to 7NEWS.com.au that it will introduce smaller trolleys to customers in a bid to provide “greater convenience”.
In the past, ALDI only offered large 212-litre trolleys – which are 1.1m tall – for shoppers to use, prompting criticism.
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Some have claimed that the “huge” carts are not suitable for the elderly, pregnant and “small”, saying they are “made for giants”.
Now and ALDI Australia spokesperson revealed that the half-size trolleys – which are popular at Coles and Woolworths – will now be available in stores.
“We recognize that customers are looking for greater convenience when visiting our stores, as it is nearly impossible not to purchase the excellent value products on offer,” the spokesperson said.
“That’s why we’re introducing smaller carts at all of our locations, so our customers can more efficiently pick up produce while shopping for smaller groceries.”
The new trolleys come just months after ALDI confirmed it was introducing hand baskets to all stores.
A Gold Coast customer has already reported seeing the new, smaller carts at a nearby store.
“I went to my local ALDI and they have little carts like Woolies and Coles,” said one shopper on the Aldi mums The Facebook page.
Another added: ‘I had a cashier tell me these were on the way. For reference, I am 1.75m tall and pregnant with twins so reaching for the cart to load my groceries at the checkout is a pain.
“The man came over and kindly helped me finish loading everything and told me I wouldn’t have to suffer too long as shorter carts were on the way.”
ALDI fans have said they’re excited to use the new, smaller carts hitting stores.
“I’m only 5’2″ and feel like a kid pushing an adult cart,” one said.
Another added: ‘I fall all the time or have to ask my older kids to get the stuff out. I’m only 5’2″!”
Another wrote: “I’m a petite, and I’m really sick of bumping my boobs on the big carts!”