Voisins Department Store will trial a five day working week throughout February.
It will see the store close its doors to shoppers on Sundays and Mondays between 30 January and 27 February.
NEW Opening Hours for 2023
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU? Sounds like a cliché, but here at Voisins we’re all about trying new things. For 2023 we’ve decided to change our opening hours slightly so, from 3rd January we will be open 9.30am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday. But that’s not all… ever the innovators we’re also trialling a new business model, adapting to the evolution of the retail landscape and to the needs and demands of our business and our wonderful staff. So in February we will be trialling a 5-day week, with the store being CLOSED on Mondays. From 30th January – 27th February our opening hours will be Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm. Of course you can still shop online with us 7 days a week. Join us on our journey! As always your feedback is welcome, drop us an email on [email protected] or give us a call on 837100.Posted by Voisins Department Store on Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Chairman of the store, Gerald Voisin says the move is down to a shortage of staff.
"Our staff have worked extremely hard over Christmas and we thought that we would try and ease the problem by only operating five days a week instead of six"
Gerald says that he hopes that other retailers in the island will be watching Voisin's trial closely.
"We are happy to share our experiences with other retailers to see if it works.
It all depends if customers who like to shop in the store can do that between Tuesday to Saturday and avoid the Monday.
Obviously, if we lose all the sales that we would make on a Monday then we might decide that the trial didn't work."
Mr Voisin says the news of a shorter working week has gone down well so far.
"The staff have received it positively, I think they're going to enjoy having two days off.
We will see how our customers will respond when we start doing it, if we don't lose any sales then that will be a great result for us."
Voisins is asking customers to give their feedback on the plan by calling or emailing the store.