// Poundland to open eight new stores in one day to give customers more choice
// Stores range from 3,800 square feet, serving their local neighborhoods, to large 18,000 square foot stores.
Poundland is set to open eight new stores, as well as relocate and expand others in a “Super Saturday” of openings before Christmas.
Investment in new and expanded stores will take place in UK city centers and retail parks.
the discount retailer is hiring more than 200 colleagues, including creating around 160 new roles.
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Stores range from 3,800 square feet, serving their local neighborhoods, to large 18,000 square foot stores offering a variety including dedicated PEP&CO apparel and homeware departments.
In total, the new stores will have nearly 100,000 square feet of space.
Poundland said he is preparing to get stores ready for “Super Saturday” on December 10.
This includes expanding and creating a large store at Crown Point Shopping Park, Denton, Greater Manchester, with 18,342 square feet of space over two floors, with 55 colleagues, including 20 new hires.
It will relocate its store at Brotherhood Retail Park, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, from the former Outfit and H&M units, to create a large store with 18,000 square feet of space, with 40 colleagues, including 28 new employees.
It will relocate its store to 55 Moyston Street, Llandudno, North Wales, in the former M&S with 15,000 square feet of space over two floors, employing 30 colleagues, including 20 new staff.
He will open a new store at 12 Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, Kent, in the former Iceland, covering 3,800 square feet and employing 16 colleagues.
A new store will open at Greenbridge Retail Park, Swindon, Wiltshire, in a former Argos, covering almost 7,000 square feet and employing 15 colleagues.
A new store is to open at Aylesbury Shopping Park, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in a former Argos, over 14,000 square feet, employing 15 colleagues.
He will open a new store at 11 Unity Walk, Tipton, West Midlands, in a former co-op, covering 8,000 square feet, employing 16 colleagues.
Another new store will open at Rushmere Retail Park, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, in what was formerly Menary’s, spanning 14,500 square feet over two floors and employing 32 colleagues.
All stores will offer a wide selection of everyday essentials including groceries, beverages and snacks, as well as a fresh range of health and beauty, entertainment, stationery and craft items.
There will also be wider ranges of refrigerated and frozen food and clothing and homeware from PEP&CO, with larger stores providing the choice and shopping experience customers expect from large grocery stores.
“This investment in towns and cities across the country shows our commitment to providing buyers with more choice and incredible value right when they need it most,” said Poundland COO Austin Cooke.
“Whether it’s everyday essentials at a local corner store or choosing from our range of PEP&CO seasonal clothing to make Christmas extra special this year, we’re there to help our customers find ways to cope. to pressures on their budgets.
Poundland said the opening of eight stores in one day has required a major effort from Poundland’s retail and property teams to carry out the necessary build-out and shelf-ready refurbishment work, with the support of contractors, estate agents and local councils.
Poundland Property Portfolio Director Ben Wall said: “It has been a tremendous undertaking to get these stores ready to open in time for Christmas and is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of all the teams involved at Poundland.
“We also owe a big thank you to the contractors who have worked tirelessly to help us get the stores ready, and to the realtors who have been busy behind the scenes to keep the schedule on track.”