Poundland to open local store format in Yorkshire

Poundland is set to open two new stores this weekend, the first in its new convenience store format.

The two new Poundland Local stores will be situated in both former Fultons Foods stores in South Yorkshire and East Yorkshire.

Fulton Foods became part of Poundland last year.

According to the discount retailer, the new store will employ 24 people and trade between 7am and 9pm.

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Poundland Local at its Kendray site will be open from May 21 in Barnsley. The 2500sq ft store will have 12 colleagues, creating four new jobs in the area. Whereas, the second store will be opening on May 22.

The store will also have 12 employees, creating five new jobs in the local area.

Although Poundland Local branches aim to be smaller compared to a typical Poundland store, prices will be identical to its larger sites.

All items from Poundland’s core ranges will be available at the stores.

This includes everyday groceries, snacks, household products, health and beauty, batteries, toys, stationery and homeware products.

Poundland also revealed there will be additional ranges customers expect in a convenience store, which includes fresh fruit and vegetables, chilled and frozen food.

An extended range of bread, beer, wines and spirits, nappies and formula milk will also be made available, alongside pasties and fresh cakes supplied by Poundbakery.

“The launch of Poundland Local is a really exciting development and we hope customers are as excited as we are,” Poundland transformation and retail director Austin Cooke said.

“While our Local format will have the ranges customers would expect in a neighbourhood store, they won’t have to pay more for that doorstep convenience.”

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