Pets at Home has announced that it is set to close its shops on Boxing Day for the second year running.
The group claimed that the decision has been made as a sign of recognition for the work of its colleagues throughout 2021.
It follows a similar decision in 2020 as a result of the hard work caused by the pandemic, with the pet care business aiming to provide its staff members with more time to spend with loved ones over the holiday period.
Peter Pritchard, CEO at Pets at Home, said: “Our people are the beating heart of our business and they have worked tirelessly once again this year to ensure that the nation’s pets and their owners have access to everything they need to stay happy and healthy.
“Caring for our colleagues is something we take very seriously and closing our stores again on Boxing Day is another small way to show our appreciation and say thank you.”
Pets at Home’s Boxing Day announcement marks the latest in a line of retailers closing their doors over the period, with supermarket chains Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Marks and Spencer, and Waitrose leading the decision.