POUNDLAND is opening its latest Isle of Wight store in the centre of Cowes today.

Poundland recently confirmed it will open its fourth store on the Island at 9am today (Saturday).

The store at 6 High Street will create 18 new jobs in the town.

At nearly 3,000 square feet, it has a compact layout designed for maximum convenience.

The store will offer a range of essentials and day-to-day brands, plus items including groceries, cleaning products, toiletries, health and beauty, stationery, entertainment and PEP&CO Home.

Poundland already has stores in Newport, Ryde and Shanklin.

Poundland retail and transformation director, Austin Cooke, said: “We’ve been excited to find another location on the Isle of Wight for some time and are looking forward to opening our doors in Cowes.

“The new store is compact, but it’s going to pack a big punch and play an important part in the local community.

"It couldn’t be in a more convenient spot and we think it’s going to be a big hit with shoppers, whether they’re residents or tourists visiting this wonderful part of the UK.”

Covid secure measures will be in place and customers are asked to observe government guidelines on social distancing and wearing masks.