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Furniture Village becomes first retailer to close for King’s Coronation

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Furniture Village has unveiled plans to close its stores tomorrow to honour the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

In an email to customers, the omnichannel furniture retailer said it has decided to close on Saturday 6 May 2022, to give its staff the “opportunity to enjoy the celebrations”.

As a result, the company will reopen its stores on Sunday 7 May 2023.

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The move follows Asda offering all hourly paid store staff a paid day off for the King’s Coronation bank holiday.

Instead, employees at the Big 4 grocer can request a day off to participate in The Big Help Out, a national day of volunteering across charities and local groups to mark the coronation.

“We’re proud to mark the coronation of King Charles III by supporting The Big Help Out and enabling our colleagues to come together, celebrate and give back to their local communities,” Asda’s chief people and corporate affairs officer Hayley Tatum said.

“We understand that this is an incredibly important event for many of our colleagues and they want to get involved, which is why we’re offering them the opportunity to take a day off to support their local area, without needing to use their holiday entitlement.

“We are also saying thank you to those colleagues who do choose to work on Monday 8 May by offering them a double-time payment as a thank you for their continued efforts to serve our customers over the bank holiday weekend.”

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