Poundland has announced nine more former Wilko stores will reopen under the Poundland brand this weekend on Saturday, October 21.
Sites will sell extensive grocery, household and general merchandise ranges found in all Poundland stores, as well as the same Pepco family clothing that is being rolled out to 500-plus of Poundland’s existing UK and Ireland stores.
Poundland said all the former Wilko stores will undergo a further makeover in 2024, to become fully operational Poundland shops.
Poundland will relocate two existing nearby stores into sites opening this weekend - the Poundland in Brentwood will move a third of a mile from 79 High Street into the Bay Tree Centre and in Worksop, the shop will move into a new unit in the same Priory Shopping Centre that is is currently located in.
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Poundland’s retail director Darren Kay said: “We’re proud that to date, we’re the only retailer that’s delivered on its promise to re-open Wilko stores and offer roles to their people.
“In four short weeks we’ll have opened 37 Wilko stores – an amazing achievement by hundreds of colleagues right across our Poundland business.
“The team that’s making this happen are part of something very special – protecting jobs, keeping high streets alive and serving many new communities.
“I’d like to thank them for all the hard work that’s making sure these former Wilko stores begin their new Poundland journeys in such good shape.
“While more extensive refits will be scheduled for the new year, we look forward to welcoming customers old and new to their new stores this weekend.”
Poundland will also open a new store at Queens Retail Park in Stafford, ST17 4SU, which will create 15 new roles.