New Year’s Day 2022 supermarket opening times for Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and more

Some supermarkets will be open on New Year’s Day 2022, but the ones that are will be operating on reduced opening hours. It is important to know when the nearest supermarket to you will be open

New Year's Day shopping can be difficult and you need to know where to go
New Year’s Day shopping can be difficult and you need to know where to go

As the Earth spins once more around the Sun, perhaps the best way to start your 2022 isn’t with a big day of celebrations.

Some people choose to spend New Year’s Day stocking up on vital groceries and household items.

January 1 is a bank holiday, however, so supermarkets like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and the rest will be operating reduced working hours.

The closest supermarket to you might even be closed on New Year’s Day, so it is important to check where is open so you don’t face wasting a trip!

So when do supermarkets open on New Year’s Day?

Tesco opening hours for New Year’s Day

Tesco Express shops will be open for longer on New Year’s Day


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Tesco has gone all out for Christmas and has announced that 370 of its stores will be open for 24 hours between December 20 and Christmas Eve.

According to Love Money : “On New Year’s Day, most stores will be open between 8am to 6pm, except for Express stores, which will close at 10pm.”

Is Asda open on New Year’s Day?

Asda stores will be open on New Year’s Day from 10am to 5pm.

Asda’s opening hours vary by store and it recommends customers use the store locator tool.

New Year’s Day opening times at Morrisons

Morrisons will be open from 9am to 6pm on New Year’s Day.

You can visit the Morrison’s store finder here, to find out more about the opening times of the supermarket closest to you.

The chain chose Boxing Day as its day off, where stores will be closed “To say a huge thank you to our hard-working staff.”

Sainsbury’s New Year’s Day opening times

Most Sainsbury’s will be open from 8am to 8pm


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Most Sainsbury’s will be open from 8am to 8pm.

Hours may be different from store to store so you should check the opening times of your local branch by using the Sainsbury’s store locator tool.

Is Aldi open on New Year’s Day?

Aldi will not be open on New Year’s Day as they mark their entrance into 2022 with a much-needed break for their staff.

“In the run-up to Christmas Eve, we’ve extended our opening hours from 7am to 10pm Monday to Friday, just to make that whole Christmas shop a little easier for you,” they said.

Lidl New Year’s Day opening times

Budget supermarket Lidl is the best place for shoppers seeking anything from cheap food to garden chairs, but this won’t be the case on New Year’s Day.

A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that all Lidl stores will be closed on Christmas Day. On Boxing Day and over New Year.”

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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