Just days after irate Kmart shoppers took to social media to share their photos of Kmart's empty shelves, ALDI customers have shared similar pictures of their local stores.
And now, the retail giant has come under fire for not stocking their Special Buys sections with enough stock.
One customer even posted evidence that the middle section of her local ALDI had been completely taken away, leaving just empty spaces because there is no stock to fill it.
These latest social media claims began after a shopper from ALDI in Kensington Park, South Australia, showed her close-to-empty store.
“Is this just my local ALDI, or are others noticing a lack of stock?” wrote Juliet on the popular Aldi Mums Facebook page.
“This has been two weeks in a row now, and not just the middle aisle," she added.
More than 200 people agreed that their local ALDI was experiencing similar issues.
“Yes, mine was the same today," said one "They’ve stocked the middle parts with packets of nuts and things to make it look more full.”
One even said she questionned if her local ALDI was actually closing because of a lack pf product on the shelves.
But some shoppers said that their store had already let shoppers know that there would be some changes in the next few weeks.
"Ours has a poster up saying about how they're prioritising groceries on their trucks, so the special buys aren't coming in in the bulkloads they normally do," said one.
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Back in March, as coronavirus restrictions kicked in, an ALDI spokesperson did predict that Special Buys stock would be low in some stores in Australia.
“We are currently prioritising the transport and distribution of our core grocery items and this may result in some advertised Special Buys not being available on the advertised on-sale date,” the spokesperson said.
“We will try our best to limit this impact. We ask for your understanding and apologise if you are inconvenienced.”
But shoppers remain unconvinced.
"Why do they keep promoting Special Buys if they can't deliver the goods," said one angry shopper. "It's crazy."