Poundland closing 44 stores nationwide: find out if your local branch is affected01/08/2021
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Bargain lovers have been left devastated after Poundland told shoppers they will be closing the doors of a number of stores at the end of this week.
Due to the third national lockdown, 44 branches of the budget retailer will shut temporarily on Sunday.
The news comes after the store reported an 80% decrease in footfall since the coronavirus pandemic began.
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The staff will be placed on furlough until the high street regains some normality.
Meanwhile, the remaining Poundland stores will be open for "essential business".
Of course, shoppers will be asked to wear their legally required face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The retailer hasn’t yet set a date for when the stores will reopen.
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However, during the first lockdown, Poundland bosses closed 120 branches which then reopened in May.
Austin Cooke, Poundland’s retail director said: “We learned valuable lessons during the lockdown in March about how buying patterns change as people stick to government advice to stay at home.
“Putting a small number of stores into hibernation helps protect them for the long term and focus our attention on the majority of stores that remain open to serve their neighbourhoods.
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“We hope this lockdown is short and we can re-open our hibernating stores as quickly as possible and we remain grateful for the vital support schemes available to us that help protect jobs.”
The following Poundland stores will enter hibernation from Sunday 10 January:
Newark, St Marks Place
Grantham, Isaac Newton Centre
Mansfield Four Seasons Shopping Centre
Lowestoft Britten Shopping Centre
Ipswich Sailmakers Shoppin Centers
Norwich Castle Mall
Newmarket, The Guineas Shopping Centre
Luton 31 The Mall Shopping Centre
Belfast Castlecourt Shopping Centre NI
Newry Buttercrane Shopping Centre NI
Enniskillen Erneside Shopping Centre NI
Newry Quays Shopping Centre NI
Londonderry Ferryquay Street NI
Inverness High Street
Kirkcaldy Mercat Shopping Centre
Cramlington Manor Walks Shopping Centre
Middlesbrough Captain Cook Square Shopping Centre
Durham Riverwalk Shopping Centre
Beverley Flemingate Shopping Centre
Farnham The Borough
Fareham Market Quay
Fareham Whiteley Shopping Centre
Crewe Market Street
Kingston upon Thames Eden Walk
Harlow Harvey Shopping Centre
Colchester Culver Street
Ayr High Street
Workington Campbell-Savours Way
Carlisle Scotch Street
Dumfries, Loreburne Shopping Centre
Glasgow Union Street
Falkirk Howgate Shopping Centre
Edinburgh Princes Street
Perth St Johns Shopping Centre
Cardiff 121 Queens Street
Bridgwater Angel Place Shopping Centre
Burnley 82 Charter Walk Shopping Centre
Preston Fishergate Centre
Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre
Chester Frodsham Street
Bootle Strand Shopping Centre
Solihull High Street
Newcastle under Lyme Castle Walk
Merry Hill Shopping Centre
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