Holland & Barrett has revealed plans to close all stores in the UK and Ireland on Christmas Day and Boxing Day this year, in a bid to thank staff for their efforts during the pandemic.
Over 5000 colleagues across stores and the distribution centre, have been given the “well-earned break”.
Customers will be able to place orders as usual through Holland & Barrett’s ecommerce channels.
“The decision to close our stores in the UK and Ireland on December 25 and 26, one of the busiest trading periods of the year, is to say thank you to our colleagues who have worked tirelessly and under very difficult restrictions since the coronavirus pandemic began in 2020,” Holland & Barrett group retail and property director, Anthony Houghton said.
“I would like to thank everyone at Holland & Barrett for their continued hard work and commitment to each other and our customers and hope this time away from work will allow them to spend quality time with loved ones over this period.”
Holland & Barrett stores will be open as usual on December 24 and will reopen on December 27.