A MAJOR retailer has revealed its stores will be closed on Boxing Day...meaning Johnstone workers will get extra time to spend with their families. 

Home bargains, which has a store in the Paton's Mill retail park, won't be opening its doors on December 26 this year, following in the footsteps of John Lewis.

In a heart-warming message to customers, the discounter thanked staff for their hard work over the past year, announcing that all stores will be closed to allow workers to spend time with friends and family.

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The brand's official Instagram page wrote: "To all our staff: Thank you for all your hard work once again this year.

"All our stores will be closed on Boxing Day to ensure you are able to spend time with your friends and family."

The Gazette: The heart-warming letter posted on Home Bargains' Instagram page The heart-warming letter posted on Home Bargains' Instagram page

The post then went on to thank shoppers for their "understanding and support" revealing business will resume as normal on December 27.

Home Bargains branches will open on Christmas Eve, however will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day with service resuming on December 27 when the sales will kick off.

The retailer's opening hours will follow the likes of John Lewis, which traditionally closes its doors until December 27 to give staff a rest over the holiday.

This also extends to New Year's Day, when the store will be closed to shoppers once again.

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