Ten ex-Wilko stores set to reopen under Poundland

Ten ex-Wilko stores set to reopen under Poundland

Ten former Wilko stores are set to reopen as Poundland outlets on Saturday after being bought out of administration by the value retailer.

Poundland owner Pepco agreed earlier this month to buy up to 71 Wilko stores from administrator PwC following the collapse of the High Street chain.

They will be relaunched under the Poundland brand, with the first ten to reopen their doors on September 30. The shops reopening are in Stafford, Nelson, Barking,

Stockport, Eccles, Leigh, Southport, Maidenhead, Jarrow and Scunthorpe.

Poundland is encouraging former Wilko staff to apply for roles at the shops, and said it would ‘prioritise’ them for the jobs.

Darren Kay, Poundland retail director, said: ‘We’re pleased to be able to re-open so quickly – not least because our ambition is to provide job opportunities for former Wilko colleagues.’

Poundland aims to open all the former Wilko stores it bought by the end of 2023.

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