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When I stay at home and a friend of mine visits the town, how could I request him to buy something for me?

“aus” or “von”?

Kannst du bitte vom Supermarkt Milch, Eier und Käse mitbringen?

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    Note that "vom" contains an article, but "aus" doesn't. So it must be "aus dem". – Em1 Jan 13 '16 at 8:34
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    In your specific example "Aus (dem)" or "vom" are equally fine. As a native speaker I'd only use "von" to refer to a specific chain. Eg. "Kannst du bitte Spaghettisauce von Aldi mitbringen" – djf Jan 13 '16 at 8:41
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Both are possible. With aus, you have the building in mind; with von, the institution (or in other cases, a person).

Consequently, you couldn’t say aus dem Wochenmarkt nor aus dem Bäcker (not a building; but aus der Bäckerei is possible).

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