This was my first experience visiting Aldi. The first thing I noticed was how clean the parking lot was. When I went to get a cart, they were only available at the front of the store. I was shocked initially by the fact that you needed a quarter to unlock the carts, however, upon returning the cart, I got my quarter back. Going into the store it looked clean, but a bit unorganized. Many of the items were from brands I did not recognize, however, they were, in many cases, half the cost of traditional big-name brands. When checking out, I had to bag my own groceries, as there were no baggers. I figure that much of the cost savings benefits are because of the reduced number of employees who would normally bag your groceries, and retrieve carts left in the parking lot. Overall, I had a great experience and will be returning again.