Aldi updates Christmas shopping rules – extended opening hours and new delivery service 

Aldi is just one supermarket that has had to change its way of operating this year. To help make customers’ shopping experience more enjoyable this week, Aldi CEO, Giles Hurley, updated shoppers with the new shopping rules and opening hours. 

“Please check the opening times for your local store via our store locator. Our stores will be closed on Boxing Day to give our hard-working colleagues some time off with their families.”

To help ensure staff and customers stay safe while shopping during the festive period, there are safety measures in place to adhere to.

The letter added: “All of our current safety measures remain in place at your local Aldi, including a traffic light system at store entrances managing the number of people in-store, Perspex screens at all checkouts, sanitisation stations for your hands, trolleys and baskets, with clear signage reminding everyone to shop safely.”

The discount retailer is also urging one person per household to enter the stores to help customers maintain social distance rules in-store. 

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Aldi’s range of turkeys also landed into stores today and according to the retailer, they’re amongst the cheapest on supermarket shelves this year.

The three sizes start with small, weighing 2kg to 4.49kg and serve six to 11.

The medium weighs 4.5kg to 5.99kg and serves 11 to 14.

The large weighs 6kg to 8kg and serves 15 to 18.

“Our fresh and delicious selection of Carrots (1kg), White Potatoes (2kg), Parsnips (500g), Red and White Cabbages (each), Brussels Sprouts (500g), and Swede (each) are available for just 14p each.

“This incredible value is one of the reasons why Aldi was named as Christmas Retailer of the Year at the Quality Food Awards. It’s also why we picked up various product awards, including The Best Christmas Pudding for our Specially Selected Golden Topped Pudding.”

In other news, Aldi was also recently announced as the cheapest UK supermarket by consumer group Which? and The Grocer.

The Grocer found that the Big Four supermarkets, are on average, £10.21 more expensive than Aldi on a basket of 33 everyday grocery items.

Aldi had the lowest prices on 31 of the 33 products in the research, which included everyday essentials like milk, bread, eggs and apples.

Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi, said: “We know this Christmas is likely to be difficult for many families and so we are incredibly proud to consistently provide our customers with the best value groceries in the UK.

“We’re delighted that Aldi has been named the UK’s cheapest supermarket in not one but two independent price surveys.

“It is possible to make savings without compromising on quality; this is why millions of Brits continue to choose Aldi to do their weekly shop, and it’s why we’ll ensure we keep providing the best quality products at the best possible prices.”

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