POUNDLAND is closing 44 shops temporarily from this Sunday due to the third coronavirus lockdown.
The closures come after an 80% drop in customers visiting some stores.
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Poundland is ‘hibernating’ 44 of its storesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The rest of Poundland’s 800 stores will remain open for business.
In the first 2020 lockdown, Poundland hibernated around 120 stores in March and was able to start reopening them from the end of May.
You can see the full list of shops temporarily closing in the box below.
Poundland hasn’t said when they expect to reopen these branches.
Which Poundland shops will close from this Sunday?
THE following Poundland stores will temporarily close from this Sunday, January 10.
- Newark, St Marks Place
- Londonderry Ferryquay Street NI
- Grantham, Isaac Newton Centre,
- Kingston upon Thames Eden Walk
- Mansfield Four Seasons SC
- Harlow Harvey SC
- Lowestoft Britten SC
- Colchester Culver Street
- Ipswich Sailmakers SC
- Ayr High Street
- Norwich Castle Mall
- Workington Campbell-Savours Way
- Newmarket, The Guineas SC
- Carlisle Scotch Street
- Luton 31 The Mall SC
- Dumfries, Loreburne SC
- Belfast Castlecourt SC NI
- Glasgow Union Street
- Newry Buttercrane SC NI
- Falkirk Howgate SC
- Enniskillen Erneside SC NI
- Edinburgh Princes Street
- Newry Quays SC NI
- Perth St Johns SC
- Inverness High Street
- Cardiff 121 Queens Street
- Kirkcaldy Mercat SC
- Bridgwater Angel Place SC
- Cramlington Manor Walks SC
- Burnley 82 Charter Walk SC
- Middlesbrough Captain Cook Square SC
- Preston Fishergate Centre
- Durham Riverwalk SC
- Rochdale Exchange SC
- Beverley Flemingate SC
- Chester Frodsham Street
- Farnham The Borough
- Bootle Strand SC
- Fareham Market Quay
- Solihull High Street
- Fareham Whiteley SC
- Newcastle under Lyme Castle Walk
- Crewe Market St
- Merry Hill SC
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.
“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.”
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