Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons could close major supermarkets as a show of respect to the Queen

Queen’s funeral: which supermarkets will be open on bank holiday Monday?

Some of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains will close all day for the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

Sainsbury’s and Aldi supermarkets today confirmed they will close as a mark of respect to the Queen and to allow staff and customers to watch the service at Westminster Abbey on TV.

Large supermarkets Tesco, Asda and Morrisons are also set to close, potentially for up to four hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., reports The Sun.

Argos stores will also be closed, Sainsbury’s told MailOnline, and its convenience stores and petrol stations will only open in the evening on the bank holiday – from 5pm to 10pm.

Meanwhile, major John Lewis stores and the majority of Waitrose stores are due to close all day, and clothing giant Primark has also confirmed that all of its 191 stores will close out of respect for the late monarch.

DIY giant B&Q also announced today that it will close all its stores and suspend its click and collect and home delivery services on Monday September 19 – the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons could close major supermarkets as a show of respect to the Queen

Other supermarket closure plans are said to be nearing completion, while Asda said a closure decision was still in the works.

Most small convenience stores are expected to remain open as usual on Monday so people can still shop.

Meanwhile, Morrisons says it has “refused” beeps from its self-checkout machines and that music and tannoy announcements in its stores have been turned off as a mark of respect.

Businesses and schools across the country are set to close on September 19, which King Charles III has declared a public holiday, as the nation mourns Queen Elizabeth II.

The five major supermarket chains are expected to close for four hours, approximately between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., reports The Sun

The five major supermarket chains are expected to close for four hours, approximately between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., reports The Sun

John Lewis Partnership, owner of Waitrose, will only keep a “handful” of food outlets open along the funeral procession route.

“When full funeral details are confirmed, one exception may be a very limited number of Waitrose stores on the funeral procession route to serve members of the public who we know will be following the route for many hours,” said the society. in a report.

The few shops that may remain open in London will however close for the funeral itself, they added.

The company is also set to close the more than 300 remaining Waitrose stores for the day.

Waitrose holds a Royal Warrant and sells produce from the Duchy of Cornwall – the estate once held by King Charles III before his accession to the throne and which has now passed to his son, Prince William, the new Prince of Wales.

All 34 major John Lewis retail stores across the country will close on the day of the funeral.

Andrew Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, The John Lewis Partnership, said: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

“We will be closing our stores on the day of his funeral as a sign of respect and because we believe it is the right thing to do for our partners and customers.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson 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 19 September.

John Lewis Partnership is expected to keep 'a handful' of stores open and close the remaining 300 Waitrose stores for the day

John Lewis Partnership is expected to keep ‘a handful’ of stores open and close the remaining 300 Waitrose stores for the day

‘This includes Groceries Online and Argos Fast Track delivery.

“Our convenience stores and service stations will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to allow our customers to pick up essential items, while some stores in central London will open to serve those attending the funeral in person.

“We thank our customers for their understanding.”

DIY chain B&Q also announced today that it will close its doors next Monday.

Aldi supermarkets today confirmed they will be closing UK stores next Monday as a show of respect to the Queen

Aldi supermarkets today confirmed they will be closing UK stores next Monday as a show of respect to the Queen

A spokesperson said: ‘As a mark of respect for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to provide our colleagues with the opportunity to pay their respects, we have taken the decision to close all of our stores in the Kingdom United on Monday, September 19.

“Our click and collect and home delivery services will also be temporarily suspended same day.”

High street clothing chain Primark will also close, with its spokesperson saying: “Our UK stores, depots and head office will be closed on Monday 19th September to give our colleagues the opportunity to pay tribute and d to attend the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Clothing giant Primark has confirmed that all of its 191 stores will close as a mark of respect

Clothing giant Primark has confirmed that all of its 191 stores will close as a mark of respect

“We will normally reopen on Tuesday September 20.”

The government has issued public holiday advice to businesses.

“Some businesses may wish to consider closing or postponing events, particularly on the day of the state funeral, but this is at the discretion of individual businesses,” he said.

There will be a two-minute silence next Monday at noon for the Queen’s state funeral and the London Stock Exchange will close.

MailOnline has contacted Tesco, Asda and Morrisons for comment.

Queen’s funeral: which supermarkets will be open on bank holiday Monday?

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