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Jollyes to close Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Lucie Coleman, retail operations director, said it is the brand’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to its colleagues who have ‘worked hard’ to look after the needs of its customers and their animals through ‘extraordinary’ times

Jollyes has told its 730 colleagues at its annual conference they will get a “well-deserved” break on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day as it sets to keep its nationwide network of stores closed.

Jollyes’ 70-plus stores across the UK have seen strong sales over the past 18 months including double digit growth in its most recent quarter.

In October, the brand stepped up its investment and expansion plans with the acquisition of The Pet Store and its three Yorkshire stores in Wakefield, Barnsley and Denby Dale.

According to the Jollyes, stores with live animals will still get a Christmas and New Year “check-up” so they can be fed, watered and “cuddled”.

Lucie Coleman, retail operations director at Jollyes, said: “We’re closing our stores on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day so the whole of our team can enjoy time with their families – and, of course, their pets.

“It’s our way of saying thank you to all our colleagues who have worked so hard to look after the needs of our customers and their animals through extraordinary times.

She added: “Keeping pets has long been seen as good for owners’ well-being and that has never been more true than during the pandemic, both for our long-term loyal customers and those who’ve started shopping with us since getting a lockdown pet.”

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