Aldi Australia announces reduced trading hours amid coronavirus panic buying

‘We just need your patience and support’

Editor / March 17 2020

Supermarket giant Aldi Australia has now announced new reduced trading hours.


In a statement Aldi says: “Our employees, business partners and transport operators have been working incredibly hard to deliver more products than ever into stores each day.”


As of tomorrow, March 18, the new trading hours for Aldi will be 9.30am - 7pm.


The shock move will allow their retail teams time to re-stock depleted shelves and also perform a thorough clean of the stores.

Aldi reiterates that there is “more than enough food to go around; we just need your patience and support.


“We will continue to re-evaluate these hours on a weekly basis and communicate the decision to either uphold these hours or return to normal trading hours. We appreciate that these new times may be an inconvenience and we thank you in advance for your understanding.

Please remember to respect our employees and each other to support this level of unprecedented demand.”

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Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.