Home Bargains is extending the season’s festive cheer for its 23,000 staff, after announcing that its stores will remain closed on Boxing Day (Wednesday 26 December 2018).
One of the biggest shopping days of the year, in 2017 an estimated 23 million people hit the UK high streets on Boxing Day, spending up to £4.5 billion. Despite the huge sales opportunity, Home Bargains has ruled that its doors will remain closed to allow its staff to benefit from an additional day spent with family and friends.
Tom Morris, founder and managing director of Home Bargains, said: “Christmas is a significant period in the retail calendar, and with staff across the business spending months building up to the occasion every year, we wanted to give them an opportunity to relax and truly enjoy the break with their loved ones.
“Home Bargains is a family-run business and we know the importance of being with loved ones at Christmas time. We also appreciate that our staff work tirelessly to keep over 500 of our stores running like clockwork, so giving everyone Boxing Day off is our way of saying thank you for their hard work and commitment. We look forward to welcoming shoppers back through our doors on Thursday 27th December.”