Poundland


    Poundland

    Poundland is an incredibly popular British store where almost everything in their store is sold for a £1. These incredible savings make it a must-shop location for everyone who’s looking to save themselves some money.

    You can find just about anything for sale in Poundland, with products ranging from food and drink to toiletries and toys for the kids. You’ll even find essential household supplies like cleaners – all far cheaper than other high street chains or supermarkets. You’ll also find pet products, snacks, cosmetics, seasonal goods, electrical accessories, home decor items, textiles and books.

    Although the shop had a reputation for selling cheap rubbish when it was first launched, it actually sells many big brand items these days. This is especially true of its food and drink, where sweets and food cupboard items are often sold in multibuys such as two for a £1.

    Poundland opening times and Locations

    There are over 700 Poundland stores across the UK and Ireland, and this number grows by the day as more and more people are turning to discount stores for their shopping.

    Poundland itself can be found in a number of places. Some larger stores are found in industrial estates, and many smaller stores can still be found on the high street or in small shopping centres.

    All the of the company branches are branded in the same way, with every shop kitted in the chain’s recognisable teal and yellow combination.

    Poundland opening times are very varied across all the stores in the UK, with many of these open and close times dependent on the store location and the opening times of those around them. Generally, you will find Poundland opening times being between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Establishments in shopping centres may have a slightly later close time.

    Due to the high number of stores nationally, to find the Poundland opening times for the store closest to you, use the store locator and enter your town or postcode. From there, you will be given a list of your nearest stores. This will help you to find Poundland opening times in your local area.

    5 Things You Didn’t Know About Poundland

    Teenagers used to get into trouble for harassing Poundland employees by continually asking the price of £1 items in the stores, since we know most things are a £1, here are some other facts about the business:

    1. Poundland like to shock their customers by changing the voice on their self-service machines from time-to-time. In the past, voices have included Elvis and Dracula.
    2. In 2016, it was estimated that as many as 7 million customers shopped in Poundland every week.
    3. In 2014, Poundland had to drop many of its prices to 90p to compete with the many 99p stores that had popped up.
    4. By the end of 2018 the store plans to remove all kitchen knives for sale in its stores. This is in a bid to reduce knife crime on the streets of the UK.
    5. Poundland sponsors charities such as Whizz-Kidz, Make a Wish and Tommy’s, all of which are children’s charities.

    Products and Services

    Poundland claims to have over 3000 products available to its customers across the UK, with around 1000 of these being branded products. Most of its items are a £1, but it also has a range of products that retail for from £2 to £5, but like the £1 items, these are all at a heavily discounted price so are brilliant value for money.

    A Poundland store should be thought of as a treasure trove, as you never quite know what items you will find for sale behind its doors. Generally, though, you will find: toys, food and drink, skincare, medicine, clothing, seasonal items, home décor, gardening tools, party essentials and pet items. On the most part, if you’re searching for something, Poundland will likely have it.

    One of the stores most popular items are its branded sweets at cheaper prices. Here you’ll find Cadburys, Nestle and Galaxy chocolate bars, all for a much cheaper price than the supermarkets. Many people – especially parents – will bulk buy cheap treats and snacks for the children from Poundland.

    A Brief History

    Poundland was first created way back in 1990 by Dave Dodd and Steven Smith, from there it’s grown to one of the UK’s greatest-loved discount stores with over 700 shops currently across the nation. The company had a management buy-out in 2002 by Advent International for £50 million and had a few years of up-and-down trading before being sold again in 2010.

    This time, US retailer Warburg Pincus bought the company for £200 million, but this wasn’t the last sale, as Poundland was again sold in 2016, to a South African firm. This time the company was sold for a hefty £610 million and now belongs to Steinhoff International.

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