Time to get that Christmas shopping done
Christmas Day is looming ever closer which means one thing, it’s time to get that fridge stocked up with meat, cheese, and booze.
Christmas has been renowned as one of the UK’s biggest shopping days but now many businesses have confirmed that they’ll be shutting on both December 25 and 26 to give their staff some well earned time off with their families, reports the Mirror.
Aldi is one of the stores closing their doors on their 1,000 stores this year. The move was confirmed by communications director, Richard Thorton, who said that Christmas was an important time for their staff who should be able to spend time with their family and loved ones.
Lidl is another store that’s closing on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Opening times will vary across stores so shoppers should double check their local Lidl online before heading out.
Poundland are also shutting up shop on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day too. People director at Poundland, Simon Wells, said: “We really appreciate how hard our colleagues work during the year and closing the stores on these additional days over Christmas and New Year is our way of saying thank you to them.”
Iceland and its Food Warehouse are too closing their doors on the 25 and Boxing Day to give hard-working staff some time off.
Waitrose and John Lewis have followed suit however they will open on December 27 though opening times will be different to normal.
Marks and Spencers is another high street classic that’s closing on the 25 and 26. They will be open on Christmas Eve however only until 4pm. Stores will be open until 10pm on December 23.
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