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Poundland has confirmed plans to open or relocate 75 stores by end of December 2023

Poundland is part of the Pepco Group, which operates over 4,000 stores in 21 countries, including the UK, Republic of Ireland, Spain and the CEE region, and employs 43,000 people.

This includes the acquisition of up to 71 former Wilko locations. All of these new Poundland stores will offer groceries and household goods, including Pepco clothing. The new stores Poundland plans to open also include six former M&Co stores (Portishead, Crewkerne, Midsomer Norton, Faversham, Newport and Wells). Poundland will also move into a former John Lewis store in Watford. More than 500 former Wilko employees were offered employment.

Austin Cooke, Poundland’s chief executive, said, “Opening 75 stores in a single quarter is a superhuman achievement by every member of the Poundland team. To each and every one of them, I say ‘thank you’.

Below is an overview of the locations:

Wilko stores reopening as Poundland on October 28
• Unit A3, Carregaman Road, Ammanford, SA18 3ED
• 13 Institute Lane, Alfreton, DE55 7BQ
• 12 Vale House, Pavilion Shopping Centre, Thornaby, TS17 9FD
• 15 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF
• Unit 15-18 Killingworth Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE12 6YT
• Level 3, Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1PL
• Unit 38, Salter Shopping Centre, St Andrews Square, Droitwich, WR9 8HE
• 3-7 High Street, Redhill, RH1 1RD
• Epic House, 2 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 3JA
• 18-19 Bancroft, Hitchen, SG5 1JQ

Wilko stores reopening as Poundland on November 4
• Unit 16, Lagny Street, Alnwick, NE66 1LB
• 22-24 Headingley Central, Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 2UE
• 48-52 Freeman Street, Grimsby, DN32 7AG
• Unit 11, St Andrews Retail Park, Hull, HU3 4EH
• 12-14 Bore Street, Lichfield, WS13 6LL
• 30-40 High Street, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 8AA
• Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, 3-11 North Square, London, N9 0TZ
• 41 Hamilton Way, Oak Mall Centre, Greenock, PA15 1RQ
• 32 Yoden Way, Castle Dene Shopping Centre, Peterlee, SR8 1AL

Poundland openings and relocations in November 2023
• Unit 33-35, Butterly Business Park, Kilmore Road, Artane, Dublin, D05 YY13 (Pepco)
• 12-18 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2DH (relocation)
• Unit 31, 11 Cornmarket, Lancaster, LA1 1AL (relocation)
• Unit B, Pallion Retail Park, Sunderland, SR4 6TY
• 26 Stonehills, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6NA
• 21-23 High Street, Portishead, BS20 6AB (relocation)
• 3 Market Street, Crewkerne, TA18 7JP

Poundland openings and relocations in December 2023
• 38 High Street, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, BA3 2DL
• 34-38 Midland Road, Bedford, MK40 1PS
• 72-72A Preston Street, Faversham, ME13 8PA
• 34-35 High Street, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7AQ
• Unit 3, The Harlequin Centre, High Street, Watford, WD17 2TW (relocation)
• 44-46 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6BX (relocation)
• Unit 4, Cleveragh Retail Park, Sligo (Pepco)
• 27/29 High Street, Wells, BA5 2AA
• 10B, The Fort Shopping Park, 20 Fort Parkway, Birmingham, B24 9FP
• 59 The Broadway, Plymstock, Plymouth, PL9 7AX (relocation)

Poundland opened its first store in Burton-upon-Trent in 1990. Since then, the company has built up a network of over 850 stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It currently employs around 18,000 people, serving up to seven million customers each week. The product range includes top brands as well as high-quality private label products. In the United Kingdom, the clothing is also offered in the 500 largest stores. The acquisition of in spring 2022 accelerated plans to offer the range online, and a few months later the online store was successfully launched nationwide.


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