Full list of 10 new Poundland stores opening on 'super Saturday' including former Wilko locations | The Sun

POUNDLAND is opening 10 new stores this weekend – in what has been billed as a "super Saturday" of store openings.

The discount retailer has confirmed that three of those stores will replace former Wilko locations.

The retailer has already opened dozens of new stores in the first half of this year.

It comes after the chain opened 87 new stores, 64 of them former Wilko's, in just 70 days.

Stores will open up in London, Birmingham, Falkirk and Sligo will be part of Poundland's "organic growth campaign".

Plymouth, Cumbernaud, and Wells will also be welcoming the budget outlet to their towns.

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Meanwhile, a further three former Wilko locations will begin their Poundland journeys this weekend, bringing the total number of rapid Wilko-to-Poundland conversions to 64.

The shops will mostly include Poundland items but also a selection of Wilko products that weren't sold during the closing-down sales.

Austin Cooke, Poundland’s managing director said: “We excitedly continue to open and relocate stores at pace so we can bring our best offer, including all-new clothing, chilled and frozen food
to customers, existing and new.

“The monumental effort from our teams continues to amaze me, and it supports jobs and high streets right across Britain.

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“That's 87 stores in 70 days that we'll have opened successfully, and no one should underestimate the effort and energy that our teams have put into delivering that achievement – I certainly don’t

"It’s phenomenal!”

Of the 10 new stores this weekend, seven are part of Poundland’s organic growth programme in the following places:

Here's the full list of Poundland seven shops opening as part of the retailer's "organic growth campaign" this Saturday:

  • Falkirk (relocation)
  • Wood Green, London (relocation)
  • Sligo
  • Wells
  • The Fort Shopping Park, Birmingham
  • Plymouth (relocation)
  • Cumbernauld (relocation)

A further three will be Wilko-to-Poundland conversions. These are in:

  • Chester
  • Swindon
  • Fareham

It comes after the former chairwoman of Wilko apologised to the thousands of people who lost their jobs when the retailer went bust.

Speaking to MPs on the Business and Trade Committee, Lisa Wilkinson also said former prime minister Liz Truss's mini-budget was one of the reasons behind the company's collapse in August this year.

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"I am devastated that we have let each and every one of those people down with the insolvency of Wilko," she said.

"I don't know how to put into words how sad I am that we have let down all our team members, all our customers, our suppliers, and our advisers."

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