If you head to Winco Foods in Bozeman, you'll see the words "24 Hour Savings"  on the front of the store. Since opening in early 2021, Winco has been open 24 hours, giving customers the opportunity to shop later at night in an attempt to avoid the crowds during the day.

Personally, I love going to Winco Foods at night. I can get all of my shopping done without having to deal with long lines and a lot of customers.

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Unfortunately, beginning January 10, Winco Foods is limiting its hours and will close at 12:00 a.m. for the foreseeable future. The decision was made due to a workforce shortage in Bozeman.

Right now, we don't have enough employees to stay open 24 hours so we've decided to close at 12:00 a.m. until that changes.

said an employee at Winco Foods in Bozeman.

Winco Foods is currently hiring and plans to return to 24-hour shopping when enough employees are hired. For now, Winco will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 12:00 a.m. If you are interested in a career at Winco Foods, click here to apply. Winco Foods is 100% employee-owned and offers great benefits.

Winco Foods is Bozeman's second 100% employee-owned grocery store. Town & Country Foods is also employee-owned.

The workforce shortage isn't new in Bozeman. Many businesses have been struggling to find workers and have limited hours as a result. Hopefully, 2022 will bring an end to the shortage of workers in Bozeman. We're keeping our fingers crossed.

As mentioned above, Winco Foods closing at 12:00 a.m. is only temporary. The store plans to return to "24 Hour Savings" in the future.

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