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Holland & Barrett to close stores on Boxing Day

It follows in the footsteps of Morrisons, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Poundland, Pets at Home and Home Bargains

Holland and Barrett is the latest store to announce plans to close all its stores in the UK and Ireland on Saturday, 25 December and Sunday, 26 December 2021, as a “thank you to colleagues for their efforts during the pandemic”.

It follows in the footsteps of Morrisons, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Poundland, Pets at Home and Home Bargains.

Over 5000 colleagues across the UK and Ireland, including the distribution centre, will be given the day off.

Anthony Houghton, group retail and property director at Holland and Barrett, said: “The decision to close our stores in the UK and Ireland on 25th and 26th December, 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.

“I would like to thank everyone at Holland and 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.”

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