B&J Supplies joins scramble to establish online pound shops

08 Mar 2014 | By Sara Spary

B&J Supplies is the latest company to attempt to bring the £1 discount model online…

99p Stores

99p Stores bags £25m funding for expansion

10 Dec 2013 | By Thomas Hobbs

99p Stores will receive £25m funding from Barclays bank as it looks to accelerate new store openings next year.

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Nisa and 99p Stores launch direct supply trial

04 Nov 2013 | By Thomas Hobbs

99p Stores has launched a trial with Nisa that will see the buying group deliver chilled and fresh lines…


Pound Shop Wars: Poundworld resorts to a "breast seller"

08 Feb 2014 | By Liz Hamson

Pound shops may have proliferated in the downturn, but unlike the Aldis and Lidls of this world, not all have prospered…


Are the big four taking the discounters seriously enough?

30 Nov 2013 | By Adam Leyland

You only have to eye the Kantar figures since August to know how tricky times are for the supermarkets…

Malcolm Walker of Iceland

Life in the Freezer shows Malcolm Walker's magic touch Subscription

15 Nov 2013 | By Adam Leyland

Iceland boss Malcolm Walker this week released his autobiography. And he doesn’t pull his punches…


Poundland IPO valuations rumoured to be a lot more than a £1

05 Oct 2013 | By Adam Leyland

Is Poundland set to float? In an interview with The Grocer this week, CEO Jim McCarthy didn’t deny it…


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Online pound shops will have to piggyback

22 Mar 2014

The domain name that I own,, was the first-ever transactional online pound shop…

It's not so easy, Sir Stelios

18 Aug 2013 | Updated: 19 Aug 2013

While Sir Stelios’ idea is charitable, I agree with Adam Leyland that he has very little chance of building a commercial operation…

Rethink of brand trade promotion spend is essential

23 Jun 2013

The battle for share among major mults, combined with increasing discounter penetration, shows no sign of letting up…

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