Discount supermarket giant with over 800 branches to close all stores on Boxing Day | The Sun

A DISCOUNT supermarket with more than 800 branches will close all of its stores on Boxing Day.

Iceland will be pulling down the shutters on all of its shops so its staff can spend more time with their families.

The frozen food specialist will close on Boxing Day, it confirmed to The Sun.

This is on top of being shut on Christmas Day, as it is every year.

Most supermarkets and shops open on Boxing Day so shoppers can stock up on supplies over the first period.

But there will still be plenty of time for customers to cram in their Christmas shopping before the big day.



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You can use the store locator tool on Iceland's website to find the opening times for your nearest branch.

Iceland also closed its doors on Boxing Day last year to give its staff a well-earned rest.

It comes after bargain retailers Poundland, Home Bargains and Aldi announced that they would also be shutting their doors on Boxing Day.

Almost all stores across the UK shut on Christmas Day, but there are also a handful of retailers that won't open on Boxing Day either.

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Most of us will slowly return to usual working hours over the following week, and so will UK shops and supermarkets.

But then the New Year hits and shops will likely change their hours again.

This means customers will need to plan their shopping trips carefully from Boxing Day to New Year's Day.

Last year though dozens of chains across the country made the decision to adjust their opening hours to give their workers a well-earned break.

John Lewis joined Aldi, Iceland and Poundland in pulling their shutters down on Boxing Day.

While other opted to operate with reduced hours instead, these included Sainsbury's, Primark, Morrisons and B&M.

We'll keep you updated on the major chains' plans for this year as they're announced.

Opening hours can vary from branch to branch, so as we get closer to Christmas make sure to check your local store times before you make the trip.

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Most big retailers will have their opening times listed on their websites nearer the time.

Meanwhile, we've put together a guide to all of this year's Chrsitmas ads, including Aldi, John Lewis, McDonald's and Sainsbury's.

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