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Poundland Opens Largest Store In Britain - On Teesside

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  • Stockton-on-Tees store will be the largest Poundland in UK (sorry Nottingham)  
  • Fresh food joins customer favourites PEP&CO clothing and homeware  
  • Great service and convenience guaranteed with 65 colleagues and extra-wide aisles 

Just days after opening its biggest store in the UK in Nottingham, Poundland today confirmed it planned to open a second - even larger - store in the North East on Saturday 26 February. 

The new Poundland at Teesside Park in Stockton-on-Tees will open at 8.00am next Saturday and at 19,000 square feet will be over three-times the size of an average 6,000 sq ft Poundland store. 

Like Nottingham, the new Teesside Park will bring a closed clothing store back to life. 

But in a departure from Nottingham, the store will be on two levels with a massive PEP&CO clothing and home department on a 5,500 sq ft mezzanine floor accessed by an escalator and a lift. 

Poundland Teesside Park will have 65 full and part-time colleagues, all ready to make sure customers get the best possible shopping experience. 

Customers will see the amazing value they have come to expect across categories including food and drink, home and pet, entertainment and stationery, but with more choice than ever before -from new greetings card ranges to the most extensive range of toys carried in any Poundland. 

Over a third of the store will be dedicated to PEP&CO clothing and home, offering the widest possible range of womenswear, menswear and kidswear from the UK’s fastest growing clothing brand. 

PEP&CO has become one of the top 20 clothing retailers in the UK in less than seven years since its launch and the Teesside Park mega-department will have changing rooms for customers use. 

The PEP&CO Home department will include the latest 2022 ranges, including new kitchen storage options, bathroom accessories and soft furnishings. There will also be a range of Silentnight bedding and a selection of Addis homeware. 

PEP&CO Home’s range of faux plants has always been popular, but for those who want to try their hand at the real thing, there will be a selection of house plants to enhance the home. 

Teesside Park will join the growing number of stores – set to pass 350 this year – to offer chilled and frozen food and it will be one of around 20 stores across the country getting fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as a selection of beers, wines and spirits. 

Designed to give customers maximum convenience, Teesside Park will feature extra wide aisles to make navigating the store easier, as well as trolleys and easy-to-use supermarket-style belted checkouts. 

The whole store will have a modern, contemporary feel from the use of lightboxes, digital signage and mannequins to the clean vistas across the store as replacement stock is kept in the warehouse, not on high shelves across the shop floor. 

Like Nottingham Riverside, the size of the store and the ability to display wide ranges to maximum effect makes it even more attractive to leading brands. 

It will offer a range of small domestic appliances and customers will be able to choose from a broad selection of small domestic appliances from Russell Hobbs, such as toasters, kettles and irons.  

The wider than usual range of health and beauty products will include a dedicated Rimmel cosmetics display.  

At the food-to-go area at the front of the store customers can 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.  Poundland was one of the first retailers to move from the Castlegate shopping centre to the top end of town, in support of the Council’s regeneration plans for Stockton.   

Poundland’s new Teesside Park store will be formally opened on Saturday 26 February at 8.00am by The Worshipful, the Mayor of Stockton on Tees, Councillor Kevin Faulks. 

Source : Poundland

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18 February 2022

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