Wilko: Full list of 71 UK stores that will become Poundland after Pepco Group takeover

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Up to 71 of Wilko’s 400 stores will become Poundland shops after being snapped up by The Pepco Group - here’s the full list.

More than 70 Wilko stores are set to become Poundland after the chain collapsed into administration last month, putting 12,500 jobs at risk. The Pepco Group will rebrand the branches under the Poundland name after taking over the lease of up to 71 of Wilko’s 400 stores.

Wilko started closing its branches on Tuesday (September 12), and nearly 30 more are scheduled to shut this week before the rest cease trading by early October. Hopes that more branches of the discount homeware retailer could be saved were seemingly dashed earlier this week when a rescue deal involving the owner of HMV fell through.

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Poundland managing director Barry Williams said: “In the coming weeks we will work quickly with landlords so we can open these stores as Poundlands with the new ranges that have been pivotal to our recent development. And once that process is complete, we will ensure a significant number of the Wilko colleagues will join our Poundland team.”

 Shoppers walk past a Wilko store in Putney on September 12. Shoppers walk past a Wilko store in Putney on September 12.
Shoppers walk past a Wilko store in Putney on September 12. | Getty Images

Full list of Wilko stores to become Poundland

• Aberdare, Wales

• Alfreton, Derbyshire

• Alnwick, Northumberland

• Altrincham, Greater Manchester

• Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

• Ashby, North Lincolnshire

• Barking, London

• Bedminster, Bristol

• Beeston, Nottinghamshire

• Bicester, Oxfordshire

• Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire

• Bletchley, Milton Keynes

• Bolton, Greater Manchester

• Brentwood, Essex

• Brigg, North Lincolnshire

• Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

• Chepstow, Wales

• Coalville, Leicestershire

• Cramlington, Northumberland

• Droitwich, Worcestershire

• Eccles, Greater Manchester

• Edmonton Green, Greater London

• Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

• Ferndown, Dorset

• Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

• Grays, Essex

• Greenock, Inverclyde

• Grimsby, North Lincolnshire

• Havant, Hampshire

• Hayes, Middlesex

• Headingley, West Yorkshire

• Hessle Road - Hull, East Yorkshire

• Hillsborough, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

• Hitchin, Hertfordshire

• Jarrow, South Tyneside

• Killingworth, North Tyneside

• Kimberley, Nottingham

• Lee Circle, Leicester, East Midlands

• Leek, Staffordshire

• Leigh, Greater Manchester

• Lichfield, Staffordshire

• Maidenhead, Berkshire

• Matlock, Derbyshire

• Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

• Nelson, Lancashire

• Northallerton, North Yorkshire

• Orton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

• Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire

• Peterlee, County Durham

• Pontefract, West Yorkshire

• Pontypool, Wales

• Redhill, Surrey

• Redruth, Cornwall

• Ripley, Derbyshire

• Rugeley, Staffordshire

• Sale, Greater Manchester

• Seaham, County Durham

• Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands

• Shrewsbury Darwin Centre, Shropshire

• South Shields, South Tyneside

• Southport, Lancashire

• Stafford, Staffordshire

• Stamford, Lincolnshire

• Stockport, Greater Manchester

• Thornaby, North Yorkshire

• Wellington, Shropshire

• Wembley, London

• West Ealing, London

• Wombwell, South Yorkshire

• Worcester, Worcestershire

• Worksop, Nottinghamshire

While the deal includes “up to” 71 Wilko outlets, a Poundland spokesman said the final total would depend on talks with the landlords of each site to agree lease terms.

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