Sainsbury’s has become the latest of the Island’s supermarket giants to announce that its staff will be given the day off on Boxing Day.
The supermarket chain has announced the move to keep its supermarket, convenience stores, and petrol filling stations closed on the 26th December as a way of saying thanks to its staff who have worked exceptionally hard this year.
Isle of Wight Sainsbury’s staff join those working for Waitrose, Morrisons, and Marks & Spencer who have also decided to keep stores closed.
Simon Roberts, chief executive of Sainsbury’s, said:
“Christmas is a really special time for so many, but because of lockdown restrictions last year, lots of us weren’t able to celebrate in the way we wanted.
“In recognition of this and to say a massive thank you to all our colleagues for everything they have done during the last challenging year, we will be closing all of our supermarkets, convenience stores and petrol filling stations, as well as Argos and Habitat stores, this Boxing Day.
“I want to thank our customers in advance for their understanding, which will mean as many of our team as possible can have a well-deserved break to spend time with loved ones.”