Tesco and Penneys reviewing opening hours to meet Christmas demand

Large retailers are planning for longer trading hours after level 5 to deal with increased demand.

The restrictions are due to expire early next month, giving shoppers just over three weeks to prepare for Christmas.

Today's Independent reports that Tesco and Penneys are reviewing their opening hours in anticipation of extra shoppers.

Retail Excellence spokesman Duncan Graham says the lockdown means there's little time to prepare for the festive season: