Scotland business

Retailer Discount UK creates 40 jobs in Edinburgh

Retailer Discount UK has announced it is creating 40 new jobs at a new store in Edinburgh.

The store at Craigleith retail park is due to open on 3 February.

It will be the discount retailer's fifth store in Scotland and its 29th in the UK.

Discount UK, which is owned by Yorkshire-based Poundworld, has expanded rapidly since being founded in 2010 and expects store numbers to double in the next year.

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