Poundland: Kirkcaldy town centre store set to re-open after spell in hibernation

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Kirkcaldy’s Poundland store is set to re-open this week.

The Mercat Shopping Centre outlet is one of the first five across Scotland to be brought out of hibernation as the cut price retailer launches ‘Operation Spring Back’ to kick-start its business.

The company placed a number of stores in hibernation in January as customer numbers dropped sharply when nearby non-essential retailers closed.

The doors will re-open from 8:00am on Friday.

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Poundland is set to re-open its Kirkcaldy storePoundland is set to re-open its Kirkcaldy store
Poundland is set to re-open its Kirkcaldy store

The move will give the shopping centre a boost, and allow staff to remove the barriers blocking off the back half where all other shops remain closed.

The news came just hours after Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, set out his roadmap for lifting restrictions.

Poundland retail director, Austin Cooke, said: “We’re proud to have kept most of our stores open serving our communities with the essentials they need, but in some places, we couldn’t stay open when so many of our neighbours were forced to close.

“The roadmap is good news for retailers and our town centres which have such an important role to play in our recovery and our colleagues and customers will be delighted that we’re re-opening in these locations, and so are we.

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“Safety continues to be our first priority, and shoppers can return with confidence - we’re well versed in making our stores safe place to shop. We’re all looking forward to giving them a warm welcome as they return.”

The Kirkcaldy store will operate with safety with barrier screens at checkouts and thorough, regular cleaning regimes applied across the day.

Customers are also asked to observe social distancing and wear masks.

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