Following news in August that popular discount Store Poundland had acquired the former Lidl site in Ballymoney, the company have announced plans to be open in early December.
The new store, situated at Seymour Street in the town, have already recruited staff with training now underway, and work within the vacant building continues in anticipation for an official opening, expected before Christmas.
It’s was long-anticipated what would become of the old Lidl site, with previous rumours that Iceland was interested. Still, Poundland has now secured the spot, bringing a welcome investment to the area.
In a statement released to the Ballymoney Bubble earlier today, the company confirmed: “Poundland is looking forward to opening a new store in Ballymoney, at 2 Seymour Street, where we can offer shoppers our amazing value with a range of everyday items, PEP&CO family clothing and homeware, and chilled and frozen food.
“We’re working hard to get the store ready for opening in early December, and we’ll announce more details in the next few weeks.”
Poundland continues to press ahead with a £25 million transformation programme launched in July 2020, including new store openings and relocations, store revamps and investment in its chilled and frozen food distribution network following the 2020 acquisition of Fultons Foods.
Poundland expects to create at least 250 new jobs by the end of 2021, including those now set for the Ballymoney store.