Home Bargains announces Christmas period closure notice on all of its stores – North Wales Live

Home Bargains has announced a new Christmas period closure notice, and it will apply to every store in the UK.

The discount retailer will close all of its UK stores on Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day, according to the Mirror.

Home Bargains has also confirmed it will be closing stores at the earlier time of 5pm on Christmas Eve.

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The retail giant has said the update comes as a way to thank all of its staff who have worked throughout the pandemic.

The company employs 22,000 staff across 500 stores throughout the country – and says the closure will enable workers to spend more time with friends and family after an incredibly difficult period.

The police stopped 2,500 cars in the region last week, one visitor from Wigan was sent packing after saying he wanted to visit Talacre Lighthouse.

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A spokesperson said: “We recognise how incredibly hard all of our colleagues have worked over the last year, to continue to serve the local communities that rely on them so much.

“In light of this, we felt it was only right to reward store teams by taking the decision to close all of our stores on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, and also close stores early at 5pm on Christmas Eve.

“As a family-run business we know the importance of being together at Christmas with those we care about most, now more than ever, and this is our way of saying thank you to all of our colleagues for their continued hard work and dedication.”

Home Bargains stores typically shut around 8pm during the week and on Saturdays, while Sunday hours are usually until 4pm.

It isn’t the first time Home Bargains has kept its doors shut on Boxing Day, having also given staff the day off in 2019 and 2020.

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