Store opening in Dorchester will create 37 new jobs

First published in News

THIRTY-seven new jobs are being created at Poundland in Dorchester which opens today.

The discount retailer has taken up the former Wellchester site in South Street.

It was initially due to open on Thursday but the opening was delayed.

Poundland has more than 400 stores nationwide selling a range of products for a pound.

A celebration event will also be held to mark the opening of the new store next Saturday.

Poundland, Europe’s biggest single price discount retailer, said a ‘surprise celebrity’ would attend the family fun day event next weekend. The celebrity will sign autographs and have their picture taken with local fans.

Poundland’s trading director, David Coxon, says: “We are delighted to bring our unique proposition to Dorchester.

“Our current customers love us and we are sure the Dorchester shoppers will too.”

Wellchester, one of Dorchester’s flagship stores, announced earlier this summer that it was to close.

It was originally set up as Wellworths back in 2009 in the wake of the collapse of Woolworths.

Former Woolworths Saturday girl Claire Robertson and her team attracted national publicity as DJ Chris Evans attended the launch.

Manager Claire left her position in June to set up her own consultancy firm and the store announced it was closing the following month.

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5:58pm Sat 15 Sep 12

CoogarUK.com says...

I take back all I said. Poundland gets a big thumbs-up from me.
I take back all I said. Poundland gets a big thumbs-up from me. CoogarUK.com
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9:36pm Sat 15 Sep 12

gerbil112 says...

The article says "37 new jobs...", I would hope that the former Welchester employees are among them.
The article says "37 new jobs...", I would hope that the former Welchester employees are among them. gerbil112
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9:59am Tue 25 Sep 12

twizzlemonster says...

oundland - "EVERYTHING IN MINIATURE". Sums it up nicely really. This shop is an unbelievable eyesore which seriously lowers the tone of our historic market town. Curiousity lead me to venture inside, but I could not find one item that would entice me to waste my money on their shrunken branded goods, or tacky household items that won't last 5 minutes. Naturally some folk will be drawn to the messy shop, look at the name and get sucked into the idea that this is a genuine discount store.
Like so many others I had high hopes that Mark's would take over and expand what is currently a rather a small shop with very limited stocks of everything.
oundland - "EVERYTHING IN MINIATURE". Sums it up nicely really. This shop is an unbelievable eyesore which seriously lowers the tone of our historic market town. Curiousity lead me to venture inside, but I could not find one item that would entice me to waste my money on their shrunken branded goods, or tacky household items that won't last 5 minutes. Naturally some folk will be drawn to the messy shop, look at the name and get sucked into the idea that this is a genuine discount store. Like so many others I had high hopes that Mark's would take over and expand what is currently a rather a small shop with very limited stocks of everything. twizzlemonster
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9:59am Tue 25 Sep 12

twizzlemonster says...

Poundland - "EVERYTHING IN MINIATURE". Sums it up nicely really. This shop is an unbelievable eyesore which seriously lowers the tone of our historic market town. Curiousity lead me to venture inside, but I could not find one item that would entice me to waste my money on their shrunken branded goods, or tacky household items that won't last 5 minutes. Naturally some folk will be drawn to the messy shop, look at the name and get sucked into the idea that this is a genuine discount store.
Like so many others I had high hopes that Mark's would take over and expand what is currently a rather a small shop with very limited stocks of everything.
Poundland - "EVERYTHING IN MINIATURE". Sums it up nicely really. This shop is an unbelievable eyesore which seriously lowers the tone of our historic market town. Curiousity lead me to venture inside, but I could not find one item that would entice me to waste my money on their shrunken branded goods, or tacky household items that won't last 5 minutes. Naturally some folk will be drawn to the messy shop, look at the name and get sucked into the idea that this is a genuine discount store. Like so many others I had high hopes that Mark's would take over and expand what is currently a rather a small shop with very limited stocks of everything. twizzlemonster
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