New Sutton Poundland store ready to open this weekend

Poundland opens its new store in Sutton-in-Ashfield this weekend.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 3:57 pm

The new 8,000 sq ft store at Sutton-in-Ashfield Retail Park opens on Saturday, December 5 and will employ 16 colleagues and eight temporary recruits for the Christmas period.

Poundland’s investment is a sign of confidence in the future of Sutton and its readiness to play a big part in the community in the months and years ahead.

It means Poundland can offer customers in Sutton a wide range items, including daily essentials, groceries, household products and health and beauty, plus Christmas items such as decorations, lights, cards and treats.

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Poundland's new Sutton-in-Ashfield store opens this weekend

Part of the new store will be devoted to PEP&CO’s popular fashion for the whole family and the new PEP&CO Home range that was launched in summer featuring items from chic ornaments to trendy throws.

It will also feature a chilled and frozen food range of more than 400 items, from pizzas and pies to cheeseburgers and ice-cream, which by Christmas will have been rolled out to 119 stores as part of ‘Project Diamond Ice’.

Austin Cooke, Poundland retail director, said: “We’re proud to be opening in Sutton-in-Ashfield and look forward to welcoming customers through our doors to see the wide choice and amazing value we have on offer.

“We want to help people get in the mood for the festive season and like everyone else we’re looking forward to Christmas bringing some well-deserved cheer after such a challenging year.”

Like all Poundland stores, this new outlet will operate to the highest standards of hygiene and safety, including barrier screens at checkouts and thorough cleaning regimes applied across the day.

Customers are asked to observe official guidelines on social distancing and wearing masks.

Sutton is one of five new Poundland stores opening across the UK this weekend and the company is planning 45 new openings across the UK and Ireland in the next 12 months in an overall investment scheme worth more than £15 million.

The openings come as a Channel 4 TV documentary, Inside Poundland: Secrets from the Shop Floor, is due to air on Monday, December 7, and which follows the biggest transformation in Poundland’s 30-year history through investment in new stores, revamps and new ranges.

Poundland has also recruited 940 temporary colleagues across its stores in time to serve customers this Christmas.