Shoppers worried about falling behind in their Christmas preparations will be able to take advantage of 24-hour opening hours at hundreds of Tesco stores.
The supermarket giant has said that a range of branches countrywide will be offering all-day opening in the run-up to the big day.
The news follows similar announcements from the likes of high street favourites Marks and Spencer and also Primark whose store at Gateshead Metrocentre will be among those set to introduce 24-hour opening when the lockdown on non-essential shops lifts on December 2.
Tesco is planning to open 300 branches for 24 hours a day, save for Sundays, from December 14 until Christmas Eve while its other stores will also have their trading hours extended from 5am until 11pm, reports The Sun.
Meanwhile M&S plans to open 200 branches up until midnight while other stores, including Sainsbury's, Aldi and Waitrose also will be among those offering later opening to help boost trade and ensure customers can make the most of the remaining shopping days until Christmas.
Other M&S stores will remain open until 10pm but all branches will be closed on Boxing Day this year. Most Sainsbury's stores will open from 6am until midnight in the run-up to Christmas.