POUNDLAND LOOKS SET TO OPEN FOURTH ISLE OF WIGHT STORE

Poundland is rumoured to be opening a fourth store on the Isle of Wight.

The discount retailer is thought to be drawing up plans to open up shop in the former M&Co and Woolworths building in Cowes High Street.

Poundland first arrived on the Isle of Wight some 12 years ago when the Newport store was opened by Corrie actor Anthony Cotton. This was followed by a second store in Shanklin and in 2015 customers were welcomed in Ryde. There was also a second store in Newport for a time.

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In typical Poundland style, as experienced with previous store openings, the company has refused to confirm their intentions to open a store in Cowes. A spokesperson has said:

“The Isle of Wight is a great location for Poundland and we’d love to come to Cowes. As soon as we have any news to share, we will.”

No opening date has been set but Island Echo understands that recruitment has already begun with supervisors, sales assistants and a manager sought for the Cowes store at 6 High Street.

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rodney burt
rodney burt
3 months ago

Carry on the good work

The cowes lad
The cowes lad
3 months ago

The yatchties will love this…. Hopefully they will pay with £50 notes and let the minimum wage workers keep the change.

Terry G
Terry G
3 months ago

You know the Conservatives have been in power too long when Poundland prosper.

Old bean
Old bean
3 months ago

I say Rupert a Poundland in cowes (what is it )

Helen
Helen
3 months ago

We need some different shops, not everyone wants to shop at Poundland.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Helen
3 months ago

well helen – instead of sitting their looking down your nose, why don’t you open up a different shop and offer something else, or are you just another lazy, self entitled layabout, that expects others to do the work, so you can doss.

Trueblue
Trueblue
Reply to  Helen
3 months ago

At least it’s an empty shop filled! Be grateful for that!!

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  Helen
3 months ago

Better to have a pound land than another empty store falling into disrepair,.
And at least it will create jobs at a time when unemployment is high .

Ron
Ron
Reply to  Helen
3 months ago

Get in the real world you will find that Cowes has a high proportion of people with low incomes.

Ann Onymous
Ann Onymous
3 months ago

Hope Island Echo praise whoever told them about it.

Ann Onymous
Ann Onymous
3 months ago

Hope Island Echo (Editor) praise whoever told them about it.

Ann Onymous
Ann Onymous
3 months ago

Rather then just deleting the comments.

plato
plato
3 months ago

Great. Another “quality” shop in Cowes.

plato
plato
3 months ago

Excellent. Literally every single comment I post on any thread now gets vetoed. Over moderation at its best.

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
3 months ago

Buy at Poundland wait a week, then go and buy the same thing elsewhere because the Poundland item busted. Poundland sell some things cheap because some tins of food, drinks etc can be in smaller sized packaging.

She
She
3 months ago

Jesus christ is that all the isle of wight can get
No wonder you have to shop on line

Arthur V D
Arthur V D
3 months ago

I submitted a request to open a retail business at that site some time ago but was rejected and now it appears as to why. Our ‘poundland’ concept whereby goods are traded soley by the pound-mass (as opposed to pound-sterling) has now been picked up to open at another Island location.

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