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Poundland to open new stores in Dungannon and Ballymena

Poundland will open new stores in Dungannon and Ballymena in the coming weeks, creating 55 jobs. Photo by Rui Vieira/PA

POUNDLAND has announced plans to open new stores in Dungannon and Ballymena, creating 55 jobs in the run up to Christmas.

The budget retailer has said it will open a 8,500 sq ft store at the Braidwater Retail Park in Ballymena on November 21, with a staff of 25.

A 8,750 sq ft store will open at The Oaks Centre in Dungannon on December 5, employing 30 people.

Both stores will include clothing and homeware sections.

It will bring the number of Poundland stores in Northern Ireland to 33.

The retailer has also announced plans to create 120 jobs with three new stores south of the border under its Dealz brand. The stores in Athenry, Limerick and Tallaght in Dublin will open over November and December.

Poundland said the new stores are part of its £15 million expansion plan to open 45 new stores in the next 12 months.

The group’s managing director, Barry Williams, said: “Poundland is going through the biggest transformation in our history and as part of that we’ve got ambitious plans to open new stores across the country where we can be a vital part of the retail community.

“We’ve broadened our ranges in groceries and household products and we’ve introduced PEP&CO clothing and homeware which means our customers can buy more of what they need under one roof.

“We aim to bring amazing value to our customers every day and are proud to be playing our part in keeping our town centres and retail parks alive and making them places where people want to shop.”

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