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Post Office might become Britain’s biggest Sunday retailer


Measures are in progress to modernize and increase the working hours at the UK Post Office branches this year. This will imply that outlets would open on Sundays as well. In that UK post offices would outnumber Tesco, which now holds the record for the most branches open seven days a week. More than 3,300 Post Offices as of now open on a Sunday, contrasted to 2,300 a year ago and 1,000 in December 2013, making it second just to Tesco for Sunday trading.

Network and Sales Director at the Post Office Kevin Gilliland said that they’ll be buckling down in the coming year to ensure clients over the UK, whether utilizing branches to pull back money or pick up online shopping, have as easy access as possible to their services.

Research by The Telegraph found that one in three individuals would probably utilize a mail station in the event that it were open on a Sunday, with the figure expanding to very nearly 40% of individuals between the ages of 25 and 44. In smaller towns a Post Office can now and then be the only spot for people adjacent to shop on Sundays.

At present, the majority of Tesco’s 3,500 stores open on a Sunday. Around £2bn has been made accessible by the government since 2010 for the modernisation of the nation’s Post Offices. This year alone 5,000 have been upgraded and redeveloped: a rate of around 10 a day. All things considered, and joined with the branches exchanging on Sundays, this has brought about an additional 8m opening hours.

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