Wickes is staying closed on Boxing Day to give hard-working staff a break – The Sun

WICKES will be closed across the UK on Boxing Day as a thank you to their staff.

Employees will get to be in the festive spirit this holiday at home with their families.

The retail chain, which has 230 branches, posted on their social media accounts about the closure.

Shoppers praised the store for getting in the Christmas spirit.

One said: “Well done Wickes! All stores should be closed on Boxing Day!”

Another shopper said: “Back to the old days where everyone could enjoy a well-deserved break.”

Wickes currently has over 7,000 employees and generates an estimated £643.6 million pounds annually.

Although being closed, Wickes websites states their Showroom Design Appointment team will be open between 11am and 5pm on Boxing Day through the customer service helpline.

A Wickes spokesperson said: "This Christmas we are thanking our colleagues for their continued hard work by closing our stores nationwide on Boxing Day, giving them a well-earned festive break.

"We hope this extra day off ensures our colleagues are able to fully enjoy the Christmas period and spend valuable time with their friends and family."

Its first store opened in 1972 in Whitefield, Manchester. You can find your nearest store by clicking here.

Wickes stores will remain open on Christmas Eve and normal hours will resume after Boxing Day on December 27.

Wickes isn't the only retailer closed on Boxing Day:

Aldi to stay closed on Boxing Day to give workers a rest over Christmas

Home Bargains to stay closed on Boxing Day to give hard-working staff a rest

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