ALL ASDA stores will be closed on Boxing Day this year.

“This is of course our busiest time of year,” CEO Roger Burnley told staff.

“But it was important for us to give as many of you as possible the opportunity to spend this time with those loved ones that you may not have not seen for many months so, uniquely for this year, we will not reopen our stores until December 27th.”

Staff who were contracted to work on Boxing Day will be paid for the shift.

All eligible hourly-paid colleagues will receive a guaranteed 100 per cent bonus.