COVID19: Poundland get ready to close 44 high street stores

The high street giant Poundland has announced that it will be closing 44 of it’s store temporarily, mirroring the action that it took during the first lockdown.

COVID19: Poundland get ready to close 44 high street stores: The stores will close from Saturday 9th January. Although they are still allowed to trade during the third lockdown due to being classed as “essential” they said the reason they will be “hibernating” certain stores is because of staff shortages. Poundland’s retail director, Austin Cooke, 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.” Poundland said that around 800 stores will remain open with staff from the affected stores put on furlough to protect their jobs in the future although they have not said when the 44 stores will be re-opening.

They have been allowed to stay open due to selling essential products such as food and medicine, although they have reported an 80% slump in sales across their stores in high streets and shopping centres.

The stores that will be closing temporarily are listed below.

  • 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  Global247News Twitter

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