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Poundland's Claire Bolton takes Londis regional director role

30 Mar 2014 | By Sara Spary

Musgrave GB has hired former Poundland head of format development Claire Bolton as a Londis regional director…


High street darling Poundland heads out of town for new stores

29 Mar 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

Poundland will target retail park locations as it aims to open 60 new stores this year…

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Poundland prepares to float with 300p offer price

12 Mar 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Poundland is to make its stock market debut with an offer price of 300p, valuing the discounter at £750m.

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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…

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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, poundshop.co.uk, 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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