Shoppers keen for a bargain this Christmas could soon have more choice, as Poundland is opening 10 new stores across the UK.
The new openings come amid widespread closures this year, with the ongoing pandemic forcing many businesses to stop trading for good.
280 new jobs
The new stores will operate under the Poundland name in the UK, and the Dealz brand in Ireland, and will create 280 new permanent jobs. Poundland also revealed plans to open 45 more branches over the next 12 months as part of a £15 million investment.
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All of the new stores will stock Pep&Co clothing and homeware, while 119 will offer frozen and chilled food by Christmas.
Poundland managing director, Barry Williams, said, "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.
"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."
Full list of locations
These are the full list of locations where new Poundland stores will be launching, and the expected opening dates:
Bedford Interchange Retail Park, Bedfordshire - opening 21 NovemberBallymena, Braidwater Retail Park - opening 21 NovemberGrantham, St Augustin Retail Park, Lincolnshire - opening 5 DecemberAshton-under-Lyne, Warrington Street, Greater Manchester - opening 5 DecemberSutton-in-Ashfield Retail Park, Nottinghamshire - opening 5 DecemberDungannon, The Oaks Shopping Centre - opening 5 DecemberColwyn Bay, Sea View Road, North Wales - opening date to be confirmedAthenry, Ireland - opening 14 NovemberLimerick Crescent, Ireland - opening 28 NovemberBelgard Retail Park in Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland - opening 5 December