Asda has confirmed that its stores will be closed on Boxing Day, to give families time together. Chief Executive Roger Burnley confirmed the news by saying:

 “This is of course our busiest time of year, but it was important for us to give as many of you as possible the opportunity to spend this time with those loved ones that you may not have seen for many months so, uniquely for this year, we will not reopen our stores until 27 December.”

Asda staff who were meant to be working on Boxing Day will still be paid as usual.