Iceland stores will not open on Boxing Day
Iceland will not be opening its stores on this year’s Boxing Day as it looks to give staff the opportunity to enjoy an extended festive break.
The retailer will be closing all 1,000 of its shop on Christmas Eve and re-opening them on 27 December. The same will apply to Iceland’s sister business, The Food Warehouse.
In Scotland, Iceland stores will also be closed on New Year’s Day as usual.
Richard Walker, managing director of Iceland Foods, said: “This year has taken its toll on everyone, so officially closing our doors on Boxing Day is just a small token of appreciation to our employees. As we move into the winter months the cost-of-living burden will unfortunately only intensify, and as we work relentlessly to pass on savings and support to our customers, we must also look after our teams who are at the forefront of this crisis everyday across the UK.”
Iceland and The Food Warehouse will be introducing their new range of festive food both online and in-store from 14 November.