British fast fashion retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has now announced that it will keep all its stores closed on Boxing Day (26 December).
It was only last week that the fashion retailer had said that it will be extending its trading hours during Christmas following which the UK Government earlier this week had temporarily relaxed restrictions during the Christmas holidays.
In addition to shutting down all its owned stores in the UK on Boxing Day, M&S has said that it will also be closing down its customer contact centre and the distribution centre in Castle Donington.
More on announcing the closure of stores, the retailer said that it wants all its employees to spend as much time as possible with their families and friends.
While on hand, M&S has extended its trading hours in the run up to Christmas and also started new digital services to help serve shoppers, it has also decided to remain shut on Boxing Day for the sake of its workers who had gone above and beyond during the pandemic to serve customers.
M&S will, reportedly, be keeping around 400 of its stores open until midnight from 21 to 23 December unlike last year when only 15 stores were open until midnight.