Aldi and Home Bargains stores will stay closed on Boxing Day - with this message to staff and customers

Aldi and Home Bargains will stay closed on Boxing Day to give staff a well-earned break.

Saturday, 30th November 2019, 8:00 am
Updated Sunday, 1st December 2019, 9:57 am

While most supermarkets and shops will be opening their doors for shoppers wanting to restock on groceries after Christmas or bag a bargain in the sales, all branches of Aldi and discount store Home Bargains will be shut.

Aldi has closed on Boxing Day for several years now. And it will be the second year that Home Bargains has shut on the festive bank holiday.

In a post on Twitter, Home Bargains said: “To all our staff: Thank you for all your hard work once again this year.

Aldi and Home Bargain stores will be closed on Boxing Day again this year.

“All our stores will be closed on Boxing Day to ensure you are able to spend time with your friends and family.”

And to customers, the store said: “Thank you for your understanding and support.”

Both Aldi and Home Bargains stores will be open on Christmas Eve then reopen on Friday, December 27.

The move has been broadly welcomed by customers of both retailers on social media.

One Home Bargains shopper said on Twitter: “Good on them I say. Yeah you could say Boxing Day is ‘just another day’ but stops you enjoying Christmas night.”

Another customer tweeted: “Nice to see Home Bargains taking the lead and closing their stores on Boxing Day to give their staff time off. Well done to them for thinking of their staff.”

One Twitter user commented: “Can’t believe Aldi staff have Xmas day and Boxing Day off @AldiUK #TopEmployers #Amazing #CantThankYouEnough.”

This article was originally published on our sister site, Yorkshire Evening Post.