Ten former Wilko stores to reopen under Poundland
Ten former Wilko stores will reopen as Poundland outlets on Saturday after being bought 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 reopening on September 30. The stores reopening are in Stafford, Nelson, Barking,
Stockport, Eccles, Leigh, Southport, Maidenhead, Jarrow and Scunthorpe.
Poundland is encouraging former Wilko staff to apply for positions at the stores and said it would “prioritise” them for jobs.
Darren Kay, retail director at Poundland, said: “We are pleased to be able to reopen so quickly, especially as our ambition is to provide employment opportunities for former Wilko colleagues.”
Poundland aims to open all the former Wilko stores it bought by the end of 2023.