Poundland closing 44 stores nationwide: find out if your local branch is affected

Poundland closing 44 stores nationwide: find out if your local branch is affected


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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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