// Poundland to open 10 new stores across the UK, creating 280 new permanent jobs
// Another 45 branches will follow over the next year as part of a £15m investment
// News of the new stores comes as a Channel 4 TV documentary, “Inside Poundland: Secrets from the Shop Floor”
Poundland is preparing to open 10 new stores across the UK despite widespread high street closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The discount retailer said 280 new permanent jobs will be created in line with new stores in England and Ireland.
Another 45 branches will follow over the next 12 months as part of a £15 million investment.
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The new stores will stock Pep & Co clothing and homeware and 119 stores will sell frozen and chilled foods by Christmas.
Meanwhile, Dealz stores in Ireland will open in Athenry on November 14, Limerick Crescent on November 28 and Belgard Retail Park in Tallaght, Dublin on December 5.
“Poundland is going through the biggest transformation in our history and as part of that we’ve got ambitious plans to open new stores across the country where we can be a vital part of the retail community,” Poundland managing director Barry Williams said.
“We’ve broadened our ranges in groceries and household products and we’ve introduced PEP&CO clothing and homeware which means our customers can buy more of what they need under one roof.
“We aim to bring amazing value to our customers every day and are proud to be playing our part in keeping our town centres and retail parks alive and making them places where people want to shop.”
News of the new stores comes as a Channel 4 TV documentary, “Inside Poundland: Secrets from the Shop Floor”, which is due to air next month following Poundland’s transformation plans including new stores, relocations, refits and extended ranges.
The expansion is part of Poundland’s transformation which has also seen it extend the range of products available so that customers can buy more of what they need under one roof.
Full list of new stores –
Bedford Interchange Retail Park, Bedfordshire – opening 21 November
Ballymena, Braidwater Retail Park – opening 21 November
Grantham, St Augustin Retail Park, Lincolnshire – opening 5 December
Ashton-under-Lyne, Warrington Street, Greater Manchester – opening 5 December
Sutton-in-Ashfield Retail Park, Nottinghamshire – opening 5 December
Dunganon, The Oaks Shopping Centre – opening 5 December
Colwyn Bay, Sea View Road, North Wales – opening date to be confirmed
Ireland: Athenry on November 14
Ireland: Limerick Crescent on November 28
Ireland: Belgard Retail Park in Tallaght, Dublin, December 5