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Fat Face to trial Boxing Day store closures

Lifestyle retailer Fat Face will close 10 of its stores this Boxing Day under a new trial. 

If the pilot is deemed successful, more of its stores could close on 26 December next year.

Fat Face chief executive Anthony Thompson revealed the plans in an interview with Drapers’ sister title, Retail Week. However, he admitted that it would depend on the economics, as Boxing Day is a bumper one for sales.

The 10 stores involved in the trial are: Reading, Glasgow, Stratford-upon-Avon, Fowey, Frome, Hereford, Tunbridge Wells, Shrewsbury, Ecclesall Road in Sheffield and Aldeburgh.

Last week, the government rejected a petition signed by more than 200,000 people demanding that shops shut on Boxing Day.

Readers' comments (2)

  • We at Leggs in Darlington have made the same decision (i.e. to close on Boxing Day). We have had a surprisingly positive response from our customers who say they are looking forward to an extra days holiday too!!

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  • darren hoggett

    We never open Boxing day as our customers respect that. There is no net gain in opening Boxing Day as you would take the same money for the remaining week and have less bills to pay. If nobody opened Boxing Day we would all be better off.

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