The retail giant says the stores will enter a “hibernation” period after the coronavirus has reduced traffic at a number of its branches.
The Poundland store in Chilwell Retail Park at Barton Lane will be the only branch in Nottinghamshire to close, while 750 will remain open throughout the UK.
Poundland says the closings have generally affected stores closer to existing branches and that some staff may be able to transfer.
Those who cannot go on leave are using the government’s 80% pay system.
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Barry Williams, Managing Director of Poundland, said: “We served almost three million customers last week with groceries and household items. It was an incredible effort from all of our colleagues. But people’s buying habits naturally change because they follow government advice to stay at home, which has an impact.
“The actions we are taking, such as hibernating certain stores, will help us better serve the communities of the majority of stores that remain open during this time of disruption.”
“This will assure us that we are well positioned for recovery once the country emerges from its current battle.”
Poundland served around three million customers last week.
Following a wave of panic buying that has resulted in restrictions on a number of essential items, the low-budget retailer will now lift them in response to declining demand.
“This is good news for our customers who are following government advice on staying at home. We continue to inspire buyers to think about and buy what they need, “said retail sales manager Austin Cooke.
“Eight of the nine Poundland stores remain open to serve their communities. “
The stores that will close:
Manchester Arndale SC
York Monks Cross RP
Carlisle Scotch Street
Hammersmith kings street
Newport Spytty RP
Rotherham Parkgate RP
Kings Lynn Vancouver SC
Birmingham Corporation Street
Ilford The Mall SC
Nottingham Chilwell RP
Swansea Fforestfach RP
Gateshead Team Valley RP
Ebbw Vale FOC
Watford 77 High Street
Chester Old Sealand RP
Ormskirk Two Saints RP
Walsall Saddlers SC
Selly Oak RP
Barrow in Furness Hindpool RP
Yardley Swan SC