Poundland has announced that it will CLOSE all of its stores on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day to give employees time to spend with loved one’s this Christmas.
The retail giant, which normally opens on both of these days has confirmed at a conference that all the stores will be closed.
Barry Williams, Poundland’s managing director said: “At the beginning of the pandemic in April 2020, we were the first retailer to commit to giving all our colleagues a well-earned rest at Christmas 2020 by keeping stores closed on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
“They deserve the same in 2021 and at our Christmas conference today in Manchester, we’ve shared that good news.
“Throughout the last 18 months, our Colleagues have been heroes – quietly turning up to work to serve their communities right across the UK and Ireland.
“By closing on Boxing Day and New Year’ Day, we recognise that service and the chance to spend extra time with their families.”
And there was more good news for Poundland colleagues. Poundland also confirmed it was doubling the value of its Christmas voucher for its 18,000-strong team, giving every colleague £50 to spend on Christmas gifts.
We think this is fantastic for all of the staff that work at these stores!