Poundland to open its largest UK store to date in Stockton-on-Tees – Retail Gazette
Poundland Teesside Park will have 65 full and part-time staff.
// Just days after opening its biggest store in the UK in Nottingham, Poundland confirms it’s opening an even larger store in the North East on February 26
// The Teesside Park in Stockton-on-Tees store will at 19,000 sq ft be more than 3x the size of an average 6,000 sq ft Poundland store
Just a few days after opening its UK biggest store to date in Nottingham, Poundland has confirmed that it will launch an even larger store in Stockton-on-Tees on 26 February.
Situated at Teesside Park, the site will span 19,000sq ft and will be over three times the size of an average 6,000sq ft Poundland store, featuring extra wide aisles to make navigating the store easier.
It will also offer a large PEP&CO clothing and home department on a 5,500 square foot mezzanine floor that will be accessed by an escalator and lift.
The shop will offer products from Poundland’s usual categories including food and drink, home and pet, entertainment and stationery, but with more choice than ever before.
The PEP&CO home department will include the latest 2022 ranges, including new kitchen storage options, bathroom accessories and soft furnishings, as well as a collection of houseplants. It will also offer a range of small domestic appliances such as toasters, kettles and irons.
Poundland Teesside Park will have 65 full and part-time staff and will join the growing number of Poundland stores offering chilled and frozen food and it will be one of around 20 stores across the country selling fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as a selection of beers, wines and spirits.
Meanwhile, a food-to-go area at the front of the store will enable customers to pick up a takeaway coffee from a Lavazza self-serve bar, and snacks and pastries from the Poundbakery.
Austin Cooke, Poundland’s retail and transformation director, said: “We’re looking forward to bringing the best Poundland in Britain to Teesside. Our first store on this scale – in Nottingham –wowed customers who couldn’t believe how amazing the newest and best version of Poundland was, and we can’t wait to bring the same wow experience and range to the North East.”
The Teesside Park store will be complementary to Poundland’s existing store in Stockton-on-Tees which opened two years ago when Poundland became one of first retailers to move from the Castlegate shopping centre to the top end of town in support of the Council’s regeneration plans.
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