Poundland is bringing more than 50 of its UK stores out of hibernation as lockdown rules continue to ease.
In England and Wales 43 stores will reopen on Monday, April 12, with those in Scotland reopening later this month.
The budget high street chain is also reopening 12 standalone PEP&CO stores on the same date.
Poundland has also pledged to continue its expansion.
By the end of September this year it will have opened between 25 and 30 new stores in the UK and Ireland – creating around 650 jobs.
The reopenings in England and Wales are in line with the easing of lockdown rules.
As an essential retailer the majority of Poundland stores have remained open throughout lockdown. Poundland brought 29 stores out of hibernation in February and will now re-open 43 on April 12 in England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland.
Six further stores in Scotland are set to follow later in the month as restrictions are lifted there.
Twelve PEP&CO standalone fashion stores in England and Wales will also re-open next Monday.
One of the PEP&CO stores reopening is the outlet in Rugby.
Poundland managing director Barry Williams 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.
Poundland says all stores will continue to operate with robust health and safety regimes to protect customers and colleagues.
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