Poundland will open 10 stores on Saturday, all of which are former Wilko sites. The retailer said it would stock customer favourites, including clothing, as well as any existing Wilko clearance items.
Poundland owner Pepco said it is encouraging former Wilko staff to apply for jobs at the locations.
Pepco said it would prioritise former Wilko workers for roles in the stores, including store assistants and managers.
Darren Kay, Poundland retail director, said: “We’re pleased to be able to re-open so quickly – not least because our ambition is to provide job opportunities for former Wilko colleagues.
“Of course, we’re not yet in a position to offer our fullest ranges in these stores, but we know customers will appreciate a shop that’s open, trading and employing colleagues to one that’s got its shutters closed.”
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Poundland owner Pepco agreed to buy up to 71 Wilko stores earlier this month
Andy Bond, Executive Chairman of Pepco Group, said earlier this month: “The agreement to take control of a number of Wilko store leases will help to bring Poundland’s fantastic prices and offer to even more customers in the UK.
"It will be pleasing to offer employment to a number of Wilko’s colleagues - who will benefit from being part of a successful and fast-growing pan-European variety discount group.
“Pepco Group is well placed for future success across Europe, supported by its market-leading customer proposition, strong balance sheet and impressive cash flow.
"The Group’s strategy to become a bigger, better, cheaper and simpler business will enable it to continue to providing families on a budget with great range, value and convenience for many years to come.”