Sep 12, 2023

Poundland owner to take on up to 71 Wilko stores

The owner of Poundland has agreed to take on the leases of dozens of Wilko shops. Pepco Group, which owns Poundland in the UK, is expected to convert up to 71 Wilko stores to the Poundland brand. Poundland boss Barry Williams said it recognised the last few weeks had been difficult for Wilko workers. In a statement, the company said that Wilko staff would have priority when applying for new jobs at the Poundland shops. The 71 shops included in the deal with Pepco and the 51 stores taken on by B&M currently employ about 3,200 Wilko workers.

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