Aldi's Hours And Why We Love this German Grocery Store

I remember clearly when Aldi opened in our town growing up, because it quickly became my mom's favorite store. She loved everything about it, from the low prices to the shopping cart rental system. Aldi is actually a German chain that has opened in 20 countries, and it's owned by brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht, who also owns Trader Joe's. If you haven't experienced the joy of shopping at Aldi's, the first thing to research is Aldi's hours!

Aldi's Mission

Aldi's mission is to provide high-quality groceries without high prices. You can easily find fresh produce and organic foods at Aldi's at much lower prices than those found at other grocery stores. Because of its low prices and quality ingredients, Aldi is wildly popular throughout the U.S., with over 1,800 U.S. stores. In fact, Aldi is on track to become America's third-largest supermarket chain behind Walmart and Kroger, with 2,500 Aldi stores in the U.S. by the end of next year.

Aldi's Locations

Aldi stores are mostly concentrated on the East coast with a few locations in Arizona. Use the store locator on the Aldi website to find the closest location, and enjoy your cheap but high-quality groceries! There you can find information on hours, parking if they participate in curbside pickup, and you can view the weekly ad. It can also tell you if your local store is open on Thursdays during the first hour of business for vulnerable shoppers

Aldi Brands

assorted cheeses at Aldi
Flickr: F Delventhal

For those wondering how high-quality food could be so cheap, there are a few reasons. For one, Aldi doesn't have national brands, so they have less to store in warehouses and display in the store. This allows them to have smaller stores than most other grocery retailers, which allows for cheaper rent prices. Aldi also uses energy-efficient lighting and avoids using huge brand names, two money-saving strategies that go a long way.

Some brands that you can find in the store include Friendly Farms, Happy Farms, Goldhen, Countryside Creamery, Kirkwood, Mama Cozzi's, and Simply Nature.

This no-frills grocery chain is committed to the environment, encouraging customers to bring their own bags. To use a store bag, you must pay a small fee. Because of its convenience and prices, it's not uncommon for hundreds of people to show up for the grand opening of a new store. Whether you're there for lunch meat at the Deli or some fresh veggies for your casserole, Aldi's got it.

Aldi is also known for having a plenitude of tasty, gluten-free options. From bread to brownie mix to granola, you can find a gluten-free option at Aldi that tastes just as good as the original. As for those cutting back on grocery shopping, this grocery store makes it easy to stay safe during coronavirus- simply use instacart to have your groceries delivered to your home or ready for pick-up!

Aldi's Hours

Wild Bills IPAs at Aldi
Flickr: 70023venus2009

If you're sold on taking a trip to Aldi, the hours of operation for the majority of Aldi stores are 9 am to 9 pm. However, some locations of Aldi open at 8 am or 8:30 am on certain days, and some Aldi locations close at 8 pm. If you don't feel like checking the store hours of the Aldi near you, just show up between 9 am and 8 pm on any day and you'll be good to go.

All Aldi locations are closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additionally, Aldi stores operate limited hours on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

READ MORE: The Aldi Return Policy is Made for Shoppers

This post was originally published on October 21, 2021.

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