Aldi: All the supermarket changes shoppers will see as it shares Christmas opening times update

Aldi fruits vegetables

The retailer has shared it will close on Boxing Day

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 08/11/2023

- 09:26

Aldi has announced all stores will close on Boxing Day

The supermarket will operate with different opening hours over the Christmas period.

When visiting stores, shoppers will see a number of changes in stores.

Aldi confirmed its Christmas opening hours and that all stores will be closed on December 25 and December 26 for another year.

Opening hours will vary in the run up to the big day, but branches will extend hours to make sure customers can get everything they need.

Aldi beer

It has changed the packaging on beers and ciders


When visiting branches, shoppers will notice various changes that have been introduced to cut back on waste.

This includes changes to packaging that can be more easily recycled.

The retailer has updated how packs of own-label beers and ciders are sold.

Plastic shrink wrap and rings have been replaced with cardboard alternatives in all Aldi four packs of the drink.

This comes as the packaging was removed from more fruits and vegetables.

A trial was launched to sell garlic, limes, lemons and oranges loose in select Aldi stores.

If this is rolled out, it will remove 94 tonnes of plastic packaging from branches each year.

It is also running a trial where shoppers can return their blister packs to be recycled.

Aldi medicine packs

The supermarket trialled a recycling scheme


Aldi is working with TerraCycle to allow shoppers to return the medicine packaging with a Freeport shipping label available from the Aldi website.

The packs will then be repurposed to make products such as nuts and bolts, plastic waste bins and even outdoor furniture.

Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi UK Luke Emery said: “We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and continue to look for new ways to promote recycling wherever possible.

“We hope our customers will get involved in the trial and embrace this new way of recycling their empty blister packets.”

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