This green and pleasant land to turn into Poundland

3 July 2012

poundlandThe Union Jack could well be getting replaced with a massive pound coin as Poundland looks to take over and cash-in on Britain's recessionary fondness for buying Lynx Africa, ornamental tat and dried noodles.

Poundland will are expecting to open at least 60 new stores this year as sales rose by 21.6 per cent. They're making £780 million in the 53 weeks to April 1st and, seeing as everything is a pound in their shops, it is very easy to work out just how many things they've sold to get to that figure (pedants, please piss-off for this gentle joke).

Retail operations director Tim McDonnell said: “The marketplace is very hard to operate in. We are having to fight for every penny but, based on these results, it is working. We have seen people become very value-conscious in the last few years but we believe we can have 1,000 stores in the UK eventually. We are up to 410 stores now so there are several years ahead for us before we can get to that target.

“Despite all the gloom and doom on the High Street, Poundland is a success story.”

Get that? 1,000 Poundland stores. We may as well change the national anthem now (feel free to suggest what the Poundland national anthem would be). Not only that, but Poundland may be making its way to Europe. Presumably, it'll be called Euroland there? That is on the assumption that there'll be a Euro by the time Poundland starts invading.

TOPICS:   High Street News


  • Jose
    Give it a coupla decades, and Euroland will be the new name here.
  • Tom
    Yet another brilliant bitterwallet article showcasing a lack of research and taking other people's work. Oh, and by the way, Poundland's been in europe for the past 12 months already (pub quiz question at christmas) - It's called 'Dealz' where everything is €1.20.
  • Steff
    Tom, by Europe you mean Ireland only...
  • chools
    Like it or not GB is already in Europe. Poundland maybe expanding to mainland Europe?
  • Natty
    Bet the market place has got a bit harder to operate in since they now have to actually pay people to work there rather than getting free workers off the DPW. Still lots of unemployed in Europe to take advantage of..
  • Natty
    Or DWP
  • confused c.
    Am I being senile or did poundland recently announce that they will be opening a store in Dubai ? ? Vote Here Yes, you senile old fart No, you thick git
  • W0NkEy H.
    wtf is dis real?
  • Mustapha S.
    Didn't realise that Tim was so small.
  • Inspector G.
    The fact they get free staff from the dole office I'm sure makes the books a bit easer to balance.
  • tin
    wow, really? proof positive that UK consumer is thick. Pretty much everything at poundland is either shite, or can be bought for around a pound, quite often less, somewhere else.
  • P O.
    I absolutely can't stand poundland, the lazy bastards NEVER put any prices on things.
  • Numpty D.
    Wish they'd open a garage chain selling litres of fuel

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