All 201 Majestic stores will be opening late this Monday, as staff are given an extra couple of hours to recoup after a busy, football filled month. From 5pm on Sunday, doors will not be reopened until 12 noon on the 12th July, with staff being encouraged to have a lie in, sleep off the excesses of an emotional night – or just take an hour or two to enjoy breakfast and time with friends and family.
Sunday night marks a landmark moment in the nation’s history – and one Majestic’s Board were keen to mark with a special thank you to the company’s 1,300 colleagues. The teams in Majestic’s 25 non-English stores will also be given the time away from work, alongside time off earlier in the month to enjoy their nation’s respective games.
The retailer is also bracing itself for record numbers of English Sparkling Wine being sold this weekend in the build up to the game. Although, of course, this may not have the same impact in Majestic’s Scottish and Welsh stores – where Italian fizz is expected to be given a significant boost.
Majestic’s CEO John Colley explained why the company had taken the decision:
“Regardless of the result, or whether or not you even like football, Sunday marks an amazing opportunity for us to safely get together and reconnect. After an incredibly turbulent and demanding 18 months, our staff completely deserve to blow the cobwebs away in style. So whether or not they’ll be supporting England this weekend, I hope they manage to pop some corks – and enjoy a lie in, or some extra time to themselves however they choose to spend it.
Personally, I am beyond excited – and I know plenty of our staff are too! So it felt only right to make sure they could enjoy it fully”
Majestic also apologised for any inconvenience the move may cause for customers, and added that stores will be open as usual at 10am on Tuesday morning.