Full list of 55 Poundland branches reopening next week and it's planning 30 new stores by September
POUNDLAND will reopen 55 stores next week when lockdown restrictions ease, and is set to open up to 30 new ones by September.
Of the 55 stores reopening next week, 12 are standalone Pep&Co stores which sell clothes for men, women and children, as well as homeware.
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It means that all 84 of Poundland’s stores, which were temporarily closed from January this year due to the third national lockdown, will be open again from next week.
We've rounded up the full list of stores which will reopen next week below.
Six Poundland stores in Scotland will reopen later this month.
The bargain retailer will also be pumping £25million into opening up to 30 new stores across England and the Republic of Ireland by the end of September.
Which 55 Poundland stores will be reopening from next week?
HERE is the full list of Poundland’s 55 stores that will welcome customers back from April 12 next week:
41 Poundland stores in England:
- Barnstaple High Street
- Bedford Howard SC
- Beverley Flemingate SC
- Carlisle Scotch Street
- Chester Frodsham Street
- Durham Riverwalk SC
- Fareham Market Quay
- Fareham Whiteley SC
- Harlow Harvey SC
- Hempstead Valley
- Hitchin High Street
- Huddersfield New Street
- Ipswich Sailmakers SC
- Kingston upon Thames
- Leeds St Johns SC
- Lowestoft Britten SC
- Luton Mall SC
- Manchester Arndale SC
- Meadowhall SC
- Merry Hill SC
- Norwich St Stephens Street
- Norwich Castle Mall
- Poole Falkland Square
- Redditch Kingfisher Walk
- Rochdale Exchange SC
- Solihull High Street
- Sunderland Market Square
- Sutton Coldfield
- Wakefield Ridings SC
- York Monks Cross RP
Two Poundland stores in Wales:
- Cardiff 121 Queens Street
- Holyhead RP
12 Pep&Co stores across England and Wales:
- Birmingham Northfield
- Coulby Newham
- Edmonton Green
- Port Talbort
The cash will also be used to revamp and relocate a number of existing stores too, as well as rolling out more chilled and frozen food aisles in shops.
The locations of six new stores have already been revealed, which are: Armagh Spires Retail Park, Aberdeen, Broxburn, Cowes, Cookstown and Arnold.
The store is yet to reveal the locations of the remaining new stores, but we will update you when we get more details.
It will also be relocating roughly 20 stores across the country where leases on buildings have expired.
Where will Poundland open up to 30 new stores?
POUNDLAND will open up to 30 new shops by September this year, creating 250 new jobs.
The retailer has already announced the locations of six new shops set to open, which are:
- Armagh Spires Retail Park
We will update you with details of more new stores when we know more.
An extra 250 jobs will be created under Poundland’s plans, on top of the 400 new jobs which have been created over the past year.
Poundland managing director Barry Williams said: “It is fantastic news that our high street neighbours are preparing to get back to business – not just other retailers but the cafés, gyms and hairdressers who make our town centres the vibrant places people love.
“We’ve missed you and are pleased you’re coming back.”
Poundland closed 84 stores from January last year due to the third national lockdown, and reopened 29 of these in February.
The temporary store closures kicked off in January, when 44 shops closed after reporting an 80% drop in customer visiting stores.
An extra 40 were closed in the following two to three weeks.
Most of the stores closed were in towns where there are two Poundland shops.
Meanwhile, the rest of its 800 stores have remained open under the third lockdown.
This is because Poundland is classed as an essential retailer because it sells food, medicine and other important goods.
Retailers who've been deemed "non-essential" – including ones that sell clothing, toys and homeware – have been ordered to shut during the third lockdown.
However, these shops will be allowed to reopen from next Monday under Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown.
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