The entrance of an Aldi store.
Why Does Aldi Close Super Early?
By Matthew Wilson
Aldi provides its shoppers with convenience and affordable products, but if you like shopping late at night, Aldi’s early closing time will leave you frustrated.
Some Aldis, including those in California, close at 9 p.m., but 8 p.m. seems more common, especially on the East Coast in states like New York.
These hours help save operation costs, which helps ensure the grocery chain keeps things cheap. Focusing on when the store is busiest keeps Aldi’s costs down.
If you take a closer look at Aldi’s operating hours, you’ll notice that the store is open during peak hours, which is when the highest volume of customers will likely be shopping.
In particular, customers are more likely to visit grocery stores in the afternoon after work, starting around 4 p.m. and lasting until around 6 p.m.
Comparatively, customers start winding down as the afternoon progresses into the evening, making 8 p.m. a slower period for shopping and a practical time to close the store.