Discount supermarket giant with over 800 stores will close all stores on Boxing Day

A DISCOUNT supermarket with more than 800 branches will close all branches on Boxing Day.

Iceland will lower the shutters on all of its stores to allow employees to spend more time with their families.

Iceland has announced it will close all of its shops on Boxing Day


Iceland has announced it will close all of its shops on Boxing DayPhoto credit: Alamy

The frozen food specialist will close on Boxing Day, The Sun has confirmed.

This is in addition to being closed on Christmas Day like every year.

Most supermarkets and shops will be open on Boxing Day, allowing shoppers to stock up on supplies in the early days.

However, customers still have enough time to do their Christmas shopping before the big day.

You can use the branch locator tool on the Icelandic website to find out the opening hours of your nearest branch.

Iceland also closed its doors on Boxing Day last year to give its employees a well-deserved rest.

This comes after bargain retailers Poundland, Home Bargains and Aldi announced they would also be closing their doors on Boxing Day.

Almost all shops across the UK are closed on Christmas Day, but there are also a handful of retailers that don’t open on Boxing Day either.

Most of us will slowly return to normal working hours over the following week, as will shops and supermarkets in the UK.

But then the New Year’s hits and shops will probably change their opening hours again.

This means customers will need to carefully plan their shopping trips from Boxing Day to New Year’s Day.

Last year, however, dozens of chains across the country decided to adjust their hours to give their employees a well-deserved break.

John Lewis joined Aldi, Iceland and Poundland in shuttering on Boxing Day.

While others opted for reduced opening hours instead, these included Sainsbury’s, Primark, Morrisons and B&M.

We’ll keep you updated on the major chains’ plans for this year as they are announced.

Opening hours may vary from branch to branch. As Christmas approaches, be sure to check your local store’s opening times before you travel.

Most major retailers will post their hours on their websites at a later date.

In the meantime, we’ve put together a guide to all of this year’s Christmas adverts, including Aldi, John Lewis, McDonald’s and Sainsbury’s.

You can also join our new Sun Money Facebook group to share stories and tips and engage with the consumer team and other group members.

John Verrall

John Verrall is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. John Verrall joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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