THE date when Poundland will officially open in Droitwich's former Wilko store has been revealed.

The bargain chain said it will open its new store in St Andrews Square this Saturday (October 28) at 8am.

Poundland owner Pepco agreed to buy up to 71 Wilko stores following the collapse of the chain last month.

Worcester News:  Shelves have begun to be stocked again in the store. Shelves have begun to be stocked again in the store. (Image: NQ)Preparations are already being made for Poundland to return to Droitwich after products were seen entering the back of the store this morning (Thursday).

Workers were also seen stocking shelves with various items, and crates of products were down the store's aisle, ready to be put on the shelves.

The old Wilko signs have been removed from the front of the store, and Poundland signs have now appeared.

Worcester News: Products have been entering through the back of the store.Products have been entering through the back of the store. (Image: NQ)One Wilko sign still remains where the deliveries are made.

Inside the store, signs have appeared which read: "Thank you for shopping at Poundland Droitwich."

Poundland stores, which were formally Wilko, officially started opening for the first time at the beginning of October.

Since then, many stores have opened, including one in Worcester.

Worcester News: Poundland will be opening in Droitwich this weekend.Poundland will be opening in Droitwich this weekend. (Image: NQ)Poundland said it has been prioritising former Wilko colleagues for roles in their new stores. 

Previously, Poundland's managing director Austin Cooke said: "While it will take a little time to get the converted Wilkos quite as we'd like, by opening swiftly, we're protecting jobs, adding amazing value to the high street, and putting more stores and products closer to our customers when they need it most.

"That makes our mission to open them as speedily as we can so important."

The Droitwich Wilko branch had shut its doors for good on September 21.

The news Poundland had brought some Wilko stores came after administrators confirmed all Wilko’s remaining shop, warehouse and support centre workers are set to lose their jobs after failing to secure a rescue deal.

Family-owned Wilko employed 12,500 staff and ran 400 shops before it hired administrators after it came under pressure from weak consumer spending and debts to suppliers.