Marks And Spencer have decided to close its operations on Boxing Day so that staff can spend more time at home with their families.
The retail and food giant had previously planned to open over 200 of its stores on 26th December but these now all close including its Customer Contact and its Distribution Centre in Castle Donington.
Steve Rowe, CEO at M&S said; “Throughout the pandemic, our colleagues have gone above and beyond to deliver for our customers and as we enter the busy festive season they are doubling down on their efforts once again to help our customers deliver the Christmas magic for their families and friends.
“2020 has been a uniquely challenging year for everyone and this Christmas, the celebrations we have, will be more precious than ever. That’s why in the run up to Christmas we are opening longer hours and have accelerated the launch of new digital services such as Sparks Book & Shop to help our customers prepare, but it’s also why we have taken the decision to close our operations on Boxing Day, so that our colleagues can enjoy more special time with their loved ones. This is a big decision, but it is absolutely the right one given the incredible effort everyone has made in the most challenging of circumstances.”
It’s great to see stores such as M&S closing to allow families to spend time together!