Poundland to open 50 new stores this year and create up to 800 new jobs – is your area on the list of new locations? | The Sun

POUNDLAND will be opening 50 new stores across the country by the end of September.

The move will see up to 800 new jobs created, and stores will open in places including Glasgow, Birmingham and London.

Some of the 50 stores will be existing stores relocating to different areas.

At this point, it is not known how many Poundland stores will be new ones and how many are relocations.

But five brand new branches are opening to shoppers in the next few weeks.

These stores are:

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  • The Spires Shopping Centre, Barnet, north London
  • High Walk, Wellington Centre, Aldershot, Hants
  • Timberley Lane, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham
  • Crown Street Retail Park, Glasgow
  • Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London SE22

Branches will open across high streets, shopping centres and retail parks, Poundland said.

Plans will see the biggest Poundland in Scotland – an 18,380 square feet store at Glasgow Crown Street – open in March.

Between April to June, the retail giant plans to open a further 26 branches.

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Poundland managing director Barry Williams said “We know how customers appreciate the effort we’ve made in the last few years to transform our offer, offering them more of what they want to buy, week-in, week-out.

“That transformation means we have to step up our search for the best locations to bring the best of Poundland to customers across the UK and that’s precisely what we’ll do in 2023."

The Sun has asked for the full list of new stores opening, and we'll update this story when we know more.

It comes as Poundland opened a number of new branches last year.

The bargain retailer announced it would open seven new shops in two weeks at the end of November.

While it revealed plans to open 15 new shops in August, following on from two Poundland 'local' store openings in June.

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