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Poundland, which has a store in Newark, to bring most shops out of hibernation

The UK's most popular discount store has announced it is coming out of hibernation.

Poundland, which has a store in St Mark's Place, Newark, is set to re-open on Monday, April 12, after going into hibernation in January — despite being classed 'essential'.

It comes as non-essential shops and businesses get ready to re-open their doors on Monday.

Poundland in St Mark's Place, Newark. (43893711)
Poundland in St Mark's Place, Newark. (43893711)

The chain is also to open 25 to 30 Poundland & Dealz stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland over the next 12 months.

Barry Williams, Poundland managing director, said: “It is fantastic news that our high street neighbours are preparing to get back to business — not just other retailers but the cafés, gyms and hairdressers who make our town centres the vibrant places people love. We’ve missed you and are pleased you’re coming back.

“We know too that many will be making their first tentative steps back into their town centres after being away for some time — we can’t wait to welcome them and say hello. Come see how we’ve changed.

“We’re cracking on with our transformation programme and our investment in new stores, refurbishments, new ranges and distribution. With the challenges faced by high streets, that’s good news for our customers, our colleagues and our communities."

All the work on store openings and refurbishments will be done in line with government health and safety guidelines. All Poundland stores will continue to operate with robust health and safety regimes to protect customers and colleagues.

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