Happy New Year To You All! Posted on 31 Dec 14:00
It's always a bittersweet moment for me. I have worked through Christmas and New Year ever since I was sixteen, and the nature of retail has changed a lot over that period. The biggest changes have come in the last few years as the internet has helped people become more organised! It means packing orders to beat the Royal Mail deadlines, a different shopping experience in store, and new challenges and opportunities. As we close the door on 2021, we have time to appreciate not only the things we have achieved this season, but also in the last 12 months.
On Christmas Eve in 2020 we were closing our doors for another lockdown, and no idea about how and when we would reopen. We left work not knowing when the team would be together again, and we were all heading to our homes for small Christmas gatherings in our bubbles. I am relieved to be able to open our doors in 2022 with the hope that we have a full year of trading ahead, and a better year to come for all of us. I am positive - for all the right reasons!
Most of all, thank you for your custom in the shops and online, and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!