BRIDGWATER'S new Poundland store opened for business at Bridgwater Retail Park on Saturday, March 30.

The budget retailer has taken over Unit B3 at the retail park, which was previously home to Argos, but had been vacant for the past 18 months.

Visitors to the new store have been among the first in the UK to see a new range of Poundland products, as part of efforts to overhaul all stores with 2,000 new lines.

The new ranges, powered by parent company Pepco Group, represent the single biggest change in Poundland's general merchandise offer in its 30-plus year history.

Poundland retail director Alan Smallman said: “We are delighted to welcome customers to our brand new store at Bridgwater. 

“The shoppers who visit our new store will be among the first to enjoy our extensive new range of products, all backed by the promise we make to ensure every pound goes further.”