Aldi updates Christmas shopping rules and opening hours – what customers need to know

Discount retailer Aldi is just one of the supermarkets doing everything they can to help their customers stay safe during the pandemic. As England’s lockdown is coming to an end, and Christmas is just around the corner, Aldi CEO Giles Hurley has updated shoppers one everything they need to know.

For vulnerable and elderly customers, every Monday to Saturday, all stores remain open 30 minutes prior to usual opening times to help them shop when the store is quieter.

Mr Hurley went on: “For all groups entitled to a Blue Light card, including NHS and social care workers, our priority access remains in place. These groups continue to have exclusive access to our stores 30 minutes before normal opening on Sundays in addition to priority access at all other items.”

The supermarket is also urging people to shop alone where possible, and adhere to the one person per trolley policy.

The CEO added: “We will of course allow customers to shop with others, should they have no alternative.”

For those who cannot make it to an Aldi store, the discount retailer is increasing its availability of their Click and Collect service.

An additional 200 stores will be offering the service by Christmas and Mr Hurley recommended checking online to see if the new service is available in your area.

He added: “The availability of grocery home delivery via Deliveroo is also growing and has recently been extended to almost 130 stores – please check the Deliveroo app or visit to see if the service is available locally to you.

“So as we prepare for Christmas, I hope that you, your friends and family are keeping safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you at Aldi over the coming weeks.”

Today, Aldi announced that it would be delivering a roast dinner via the Deliveroo app.

The partnership is in collaboration with chef Neil Rankin which sees a Christmas dinner delivery made available in select locations across the country.

It allows customers to order a roast dinner in return for a £5 donation to food charity Neighbourly.

Julie Ashfield, Managing Director for Buying at Aldi, commented: “After a year unlike any other, we want to give our customers a treat by taking the stress out of cooking at home, which is why we’ve partnered with Neil Rankin and Deliveroo to create Christmas on a Plate.

“Our research has shown that people will be celebrating in many different ways this year.

“But one thing is for certain – the nation is still gearing up to enjoy an amazing Christmas dinner and that’s where we’re best placed to help, with beautiful food at great value.

“We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy quality food not just at Christmas, but every day of the year, and that’s why all proceeds of our initiative will go to Neighbourly, supporting local charities and communities.”

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