Tag Archives: Poundland

Tesco, Booker and Poundland

In a recent Retail Week opinion piece the columnist John Richards mused about the cost of all the adventures Sainsbury have had over the years and whether the cost outweighed the benefits and whether the management time and effort could … Continue reading

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Musselburgh, the Scottish Grocers Federation and the Scottish Local Shop Report 2015

Some of you will recall that the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) organised a Study Day this year to Musselburgh, with the aim of looking at what the discounters have to offer and the competition that they “provide” to local convenience … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Aldi, Association of Convenience Stores, Competition, Convenience stores, Discounters, Lidl, Local Retailers, Poundland, Scottish Grocers Federation, Scottish Local Retailer, Small Shops | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Super Thursday?

Last Thursday was dubbed Super Thursday by a number of analysts due to the sheer volume of results, trading updates and other news expected from retail companies. It did not disappoint in that Morrisons sold off their convenience stores and … Continue reading

Posted in Aldi, Competition, Convenience stores, Discounters, Discounts, Food Retailing, Lidl, Local Retailers, Multichannel, Places, Post Offices, Pound Shops, Poundland, Scottish Grocers Federation, Understanding Scottish Places, USP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Half a million garden gnomes can’t be wrong, can they?

Twenty years ago when we were in the last recession (albeit a mini and shallow one compared to this time) there were very few discount retailers around – well certainly not of the form that are strong today. A good … Continue reading

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Poundland – Working with the Yankee Dollar

Today’s news that Poundland would start taking American Express cards certainly caught my eye. Most of the media coverage that I saw seemed to focus on the symbolism that Amex in Poundland held for the state of the British high … Continue reading

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