Poundland will temporarily close 100 UK stores – including one in Nottinghamshire

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Nottinghamshire will be affected by Poundland’s decision to temporarily close 100 stores across the country.

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:

Meadowhall sc

Manchester Arndale SC

York Monks Cross RP

Carlisle Scotch Street

Hammersmith kings street

Sutton Coldfield

Oswestry

Newport Spytty RP

Rotherham Parkgate RP

Kings Lynn Vancouver SC

Birmingham Corporation Street

Farnham

Ilford The Mall SC

Nottingham Chilwell RP

Truro

Swansea Fforestfach RP

Gateshead Team Valley RP

Ebbw Vale FOC

Crewe

Watford 77 High Street

Chester Old Sealand RP

Falmouth

Ormskirk Two Saints RP

Pontefract

Wick RP

Walsall Saddlers SC

Christchurch

Selly Oak RP

Whitehaven

Droylsden

Barrow in Furness Hindpool RP

Yardley Swan SC

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