Depending on the exact location, Vons grocery stores typically open up between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. and close between 12:00 and 2:00 a.m. each day. The pharmacies in Vons have separate hours in some store locations, usually opening around 9:00 a.m. and closing between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Vons is a California-based supermarket chain that has earned a reputation for being an industry leader going all the way back to its humble beginnings in 1906. Vons started as a small neighborhood grocery store in Los Angeles. It was the first grocery store to offer cash and carry to its customers. This was a time when most people charged groceries and had them delivered home afterwards. Vons pioneered the concept of allowing customers to pay on the spot and take groceries home.
The cash and carry idea was such a big hit that Vons grew to a chain of 87 stores. The original owner, Charles Von der Ahe, sold the chain to another company. In the midst of the Great Depression, Ted and Will Van der Ahe, both sons of Charles, started a new era of Vons grocery stores. Vons continued to grow larger and increase in popularity. Currently, Vons is the number one supermarket chain in Southern California.