Is Aldi & Trader Joe’s Open or Closed on the 4th of July?

Aldi, Trader Joes

Google, Labeled for Reuse Both Aldi and Trader Joe's stories have limited holiday hours, 2019. Read on for details on the stores' holiday hours of operation.

Both Aldi and Trader Joe’s grocery stores will be open with limited hours of operation this year on the 4th of July, 2019. Although both chains will be open, we always recommend calling ahead or checking with your local area store to be sure of the hours before making a trip to the store. Read on for details on the hours of operation for both Aldi and Trader Joe’s.

Aldi announced their hours of operation for Independence Day on social media, and most stores generally hang signs up around the facility leading up to the holiday. Aldi is usually open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the 4th of July, although some stores may have extended hours and will be open later.

“Happy 4th of July! We will have limited store hours tomorrow, 7/4, so our employees can spend time celebrating with friends and family,” the store’s Facebook page reads. “All of our stores will be open from 9AM to 4PM, with select locations having extended hours.”

Trader Joe’s has similar hours, and announced via their website that the chain would have limited hours on the holiday, with most stores opening from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Old Fashioned Potato Salad & Ode to a Classic Potato Chips, Root Beer Floats & Apple Crumble Pie…  we have all the fare you need to celebrate the Birth of American Independence! So come and get it, but don’t wait until the fireworks are about to BANG…” the Trader Joe’s website states.

The announcement continues: “On Thursday, July 4, 2019 (Independence Day), all Trader Joe’s Stores will close at 5:00PM.  It’s the birthday of the United States of America, after all.”

Most Aldi and Trader Joe’s stores are open until 8 or 9 p.m. during regular business hours, with limited hours on Sundays.

For the longest time, Aldi stores weren’t open on most major holidays, including New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The store was occasionally open on Memorial Day, but that was at very limited stores, and never in the Midwest.

All of that changed over the last few years when the chain decided to remain open on most holidays, not including Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. As a former Aldi employee, one of the perks of working at the store was have 11 guaranteed holidays off of work; however, over the last few years, the store started opening for limited hours, and only had employees working on a volunteer basis (unless nobody volunteer, in which case the general manager would step in pick names out of a hat at my store).

Some shoppers were thrilled at having access to the store on holidays to pick up some last-minute groceries, but others weren’t as thrilled with the decision, and worried it would affect how low the prices were in the long-run. Either way, the store has remained open on most holidays for the last several years, and will likely continue to do so going forward, so fear not last-minute shoppers! You at least have Aldi and Trader Joe’s around this 4th of July.

From all of us here at Heavy, have a safe time celebrating the 4th of July weekend!

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