Report: Pervy Employees At German Supermarket Chain Secretly Filmed Female Shoppers

Guess what? America isn’t the only country where store employees get a kick out of secretly spying on customers. According to a new report out of Germany, managers of several supermarkets of the Aldi discount chain have been filming female shoppers as they bend over refrigerators, reach for stuff on shelves and walk around stores.

Germany’s Spiegel (via Jezebel) says they’ve obtained information detailing the secret camerawork at Aldi stores, which also included cameras at cash registers and payment card readers.

Spiegel says the footage taken by branch managers at various locations focused on female customers shopping in short skirts and low-cut tops. The videos were then burned onto CDs and handed out to other staff members, says the report.

Other cameras were installed in areas where staff don’t come into contact with any customers, and without signs posted to alert people to surveillance.

Aldi Süd manages the stores, and wouldn’t comment on the specific case, but did say that mobile cameras “are only used to protect our staff, customers and suppliers from dangerous situations and hold-ups, for preventive purposes and to protect property.”

Aldi also has stores in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

Aldi Store Managers Secretly Filmed Female Shoppers [Spiegel]

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  1. dragonfire81 says:

    That seems like a whole lot of effort and potential trouble to get something that in the end is not really that exciting.

  2. clippy2.0 says:

    How do we know it wasn’t just a German reality TV show? They are into some pretty slutty stuff!

  3. TheMansfieldMauler says:

    Yeah well the difference is that in Germany there are women in short skirts and low-cut tops that are actually worth filming hanging around the Aldi.

  4. Blueskylaw says:

    “mobile cameras “are only used to protect our staff, customers and suppliers from dangerous situations and hold-ups, for preventive purposes and to protect property.”

    …and to videotape women in compromising poses since we don’t know how to troll the internet for all of the billions of pictures and porn videos available for free.

  5. AllanG54 says:

    I guess they have no idea of all the free porn you can get on the internet. But you know, they’re just silly Germans.

  6. Mah Freedoms says:

    I love Aldi. They could kick puppies and I’d still buy stuff there.

  7. DJSeanMac says:

    FYI, ALDI also operates another high profile chain at a higher price point: Trader Joe’s

    • themicah says:

      Aldi Süd, which the report says managed the stores in question, is not related to Trader Joe’s. It does, however, operate Aldi branded stores in the US.

      Trader Joe’s is owned by Aldi Nord, which operates Aldi stores in the northern half of Germany (and quite a few other countries).

      • kosmo @ The Soap Boxers says:

        For what it’s worth, nord is German for north and süd is German for south.

    • do-it-myself says:

      WHAT????

      My world asplode.

      Two stores that I absolutely love and they were related this whole time. Makes sense!

  8. backbroken says:

    Anyone know where I can check out these videos? I mean, I just want to verify this story.

  9. Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ) says:

    There is German porn that doesn’t involve bathroom activities?

  10. kataisa says:

    Guess what? America isn’t the only country where store employees get a kick out of secretly spying on customers.

    This is news only to people like MBQ.

  11. OSAM says:

    Allegedly*

  12. Mrs. w/1 child says:

    Does Germany not have internet porn?

    I’m not sure how this violates anyone. Women were fully dressed and in a public grocery store shopping. Where anyone could see them in low cut tops, look at the short skirt, or watch their butt. ?? Am I missing a super secret bathroom camera?

  13. DragonThermo says:

    Considering the sick stuff in German pr0n, I’d be surprised if a public restroom in Germany DIDN’T have a video camera in it.