Major change coming to Coles that every Australian needs to know about that will make your next shop even harder
- Select Coles delis will close at 8pm
- Rest of supermarket may stay open later
- Shoppers urged to check their local store timings
Coles has announced major changes to its national trading hours, with the delis at some stores set to close even earlier.
Some deli counters will now close at 8pm, even if the store itself is open later.
‘We know that most of our customers prefer to shop at our delis before 8pm,’ a Coles spokesman said.
‘As a result, we are tailoring the opening hours of some of our delis to when our customers shop the most.
‘Customers will still be able to buy their deli favourites including sliced meats, cheeses and antipasto as part of our convenient pre-packaged range often located near the deli department.
Coles has announced changes to its deli opening times at some stores
‘Customers are urged to check with their local store if they are unsure of their deli opening hours.’
It comes just months after the supermarket giant’s rival Woolworths made a similar move.
In August, a Woolworths spokesman told Daily Mail Australia that all Fresh Service delis would now be trading from 7am to 8pm every day of the week.
The seafood and meat counters will trade from 9.30am to 7pm during the week, and 9am to 7pm on weekends.
‘We’ve made a change to the trading hours of our fresh service counters nationwide, due to a shift in customer shopping behaviour. This includes our meat, seafood and deli counters,’ the spokesperson said.
Some deli counters will now close at 8pm, even if the store itself is open later (pictured is Coles deli in Melbourne)