Poundland and B&M circle 150 collapsed Wilko stores

Exterior of Wilko Kempton store

Poundland owner Pepco Group and B&M European Value Retail, which trades as B&M, are reportedly in talks to acquire around 150 of Wilko’s stores, following failed attempts to find a buyer for the whole group.

Value variety chains Poundland, B&M and The Original Factory Shop (Tofs) are in line to buy parcels of Wilko’s 400-strong store estate, according to Sky News. 

PwC is reportedly in advanced talks to sell off sections of Wilko’s estate, with Pepco Group in discussions to swoop in on roughly 100 stores. 

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