Which supermarkets and retailers are closing for the Queen’s funeral?

Tesco, Penn Road, Wolverhampton.

Next Monday, September 19, has been declared a bank holiday and most businesses and shops will close, but the right to a holiday is not automatic and is a matter of discretion for individual employers.

The Government has said: “It encourages employers to respond sensitively to requests from workers who wish to take time off.”

Schools will be closed on the day of the funeral.

The list of stores and supermarkets that close on the day are:

All Aldi stores will be closed across the UK.

On Twitter, the company said: “As a mark of respect, all Aldi stores in the UK will close on Monday 19th September to allow our store colleagues to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen.”

Sainsbury’s said it will close its main supermarkets and Argos stores on the day of the funeral, but convenience stores and petrol stations will remain open overnight.

A spokeswoman for the retailer said: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“In honor of Her Majesty and so that our colleagues can pay their respects, all Sainsbury’s supermarkets and Argos stores will be closed on Monday 19th September.

“This includes the delivery of Groceries Online and Argos Fast Track.

“Our convenience stores and service stations will be open from 5pm to 10pm to allow our customers to collect essential items, while select stores in central London will be open to serve funeral attendees in person.

“We thank our customers for their understanding.”

Asda said it will close all its stores until 5 p.m. on the day to allow employees to view coverage of the funeral.

An Asda spokesperson said: “As a show of respect to Her Majesty The Queen, all Asda stores will be closed on Monday 19th September until 5pm to allow our customers and colleagues to acknowledge the passing of our late monarch and commemorate her death. strong service to our nation.

“We will not be offering online deliveries on Monday, September 19.

“All of our stores will close at midnight on Sunday, September 18, and will reopen at 5 pm on Monday, September 19.

“Those colleagues hired to work while stores are closed will receive their regular salary.

“Any co-workers working when stores reopen will be paid double for the rest of the day.”

A B&Q spokesperson said: “As a mark of respect for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and to offer our colleagues the opportunity to pay their respects, we have taken the decision to close all of our UK stores. on Monday, September 19. . Our click and collect and home delivery services will also be temporarily suspended on that day.”

Cooperative stores will be closed until 5:00 pm on Monday, September 19, where they will then reopen to serve customers.

Several shops in central London and towards Windsor will remain open during the day to cater to customers who will be in the capital to be part of the funeral.

Ecomm orders and deliveries will be closed for the day, restarting at 5pm

Shirine Khoury-Haq, CEO of Co-op, said: “We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Out of respect and to give our colleagues, customers and members time to reflect and grieve, we will be closing our stores.”

Dreams chief executive Jonathan Hirst said: “Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with the royal family at this sad time. We will be closing all areas of our business, including our stores, and pausing all deliveries on Monday 19th September so that our colleagues can come together with the rest of the country to pay their respects to Her Majesty the Queen.”

All UK Homebase stores will be closed on Monday 19th September.

A Homebase spokesperson said: “We join the country in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and will be closing our stores on the day of her funeral, Monday 19th September, so that our team members can choose to mark his incredible life of Service.”

Iceland has announced that it will close all of its stores in the UK on Monday 19th September.

A spokesperson said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family.

“We have made the decision to close all UK stores on Monday 19th September to give our colleagues the opportunity to pay their respects and commemorate Her Majesty’s years of service. All colleagues who were scheduled to work on this day will still be paid in full.”

All Ikea stores in the UK will be closed on Monday 19th September.

An IKEA UK spokesperson said: “We join the rest of the UK in mourning the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Out of respect and to allow our co-workers to take part in her funeral, IKEA will halt its business operations, including the closure of all our UK stores on Monday 19th September.”

John Lewis Department Store

John Lewis said he will close all of his stores as a show of respect.

The parent company, The John Lewis Partnership, said it will close John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets for the entire day for the funeral.

Andrew Murphy, COO of The John Lewis Partnership, said: “We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

“We will close our stores on the day of his funeral out of respect and because we believe it is the right thing to do for our partners and customers.”

He added that there may be “a very limited number of Waitrose stores” near the funeral procession route that remain open to serve members of the nearby public.

Lidl will close its stores on the day of the funeral.

A Lidl spokesman said: “We can confirm that, as a show of respect and in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, we will close all our stores in England, Scotland and Wales on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral, Monday 19 September.” We are grateful to all Lidl customers for their understanding and will keep everyone who mourns her Royal Highness in our thoughts during this time.”

Marks & Spencer confirmed that it will close stores next Monday for the Queen’s funeral.

M&S said it will also stop deliveries to customers on Monday, September 19.

Stuart Machin, CEO of M&S, said: “All of us at M&S, and indeed across the country and beyond, feel a real and profound sense of loss and sadness at the passing of Her Majesty, as well as great respect for the grace. with which Her Majesty King Carlos III and the royal family in general have guided the nation in our mourning.

“It is right that we make changes to our operating arrangements on the day of the funeral to ensure that our colleagues in our stores and distribution network can participate, while supporting customers as they pay their respects as well.”

Morrisons stores will be closed on Monday, September 19, but gas stations will open at 5:00 pm that same day.

A Morrisons spokesman said: “All our supermarkets will be closed on Monday 19 September as a show of respect and so that colleagues can pay tribute to Her Majesty. At 5pm our petrol stations will reopen.”

Poundland said all of its 770 UK stores will close for the day and staff scheduled to work on September 19 will be paid in full.

“We know how important it will be for colleagues to have the opportunity to pay their respects next Monday when the country comes together to honor and celebrate the life of the Queen,” Poundland said.

Primark confirmed that it will close all of its 191 main stores next Monday.

The fashion value chain said its stores will reopen for normal hours the following day.

A Primark spokeswoman said: “Our UK stores, warehouses and head offices will be closed on Monday 19 September to give our colleagues the opportunity to pay their respects and watch the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“We will reopen as normal on Tuesday, September 20.”

Sainsbury’s said it will close its main supermarkets and Argos stores on the day of the funeral, but will keep convenience stores and gas stations open overnight.

A spokeswoman for the retailers said: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“In honor of Her Majesty and so that our colleagues can pay their respects, all Sainsbury’s supermarkets and Argos stores will be closed on Monday 19th September.

“This includes the delivery of Groceries Online and Argos Fast Track.

“Our convenience stores and service stations will be open from 5pm to 10pm to allow our customers to collect essential items, while select stores in central London will be open to serve funeral attendees in person.

“We thank our customers for their understanding.”

Tesco department stores will be closed on Monday 19th September.

Express stores will also be closed but will open at 5pm, except for a small number of Express stores in central London and Windsor which will be open throughout the day to help funeral-goers get what they need.

Express stores will close at 22:00.

Tesco store colleagues will work on a voluntary basis. Colleagues who choose to work will be paid a higher hourly rate in line with their normal bank holiday pay.

Tesco will not fulfill online orders on that day. If customers have a reserved space that day, they will be contacted to confirm the cancellation and will need to re-book a space for another day.

Jason Tarry, CEO of Tesco UK, said: “We want to express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family, as well as our gratitude to Her Majesty The Queen for her unwavering service. On Monday, September 19, in order for our colleagues to pay their respects, our large stores will be closed all day and our Express stores will remain closed until 5:00 p.m.

John Lewis said he will close all of his stores as a show of respect.

The parent company, The John Lewis Partnership, said it will close John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets for the entire day for the funeral.

Andrew Murphy, COO of The John Lewis Partnership, said: “We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

“We will close our stores on the day of his funeral out of respect and because we believe it is the right thing to do for our partners and customers.”

He added that there may be “a very limited number of Waitrose stores” near the funeral procession route that remain open to serve members of the nearby public.

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