As a diehard pound and discount store fan, I was excited to make my first ever visit to Poundstretcher.
Like my visits to Aldi, I had to get in the car for this one as the nearest store is just under four miles away, but as it’s on the same bit of town as another Aldi and a lot of other fab discount stores like Wilkinsons. I am getting the feeling that you’ll only find Poundstretcher in “discount” locations or parts of town, and I hadn’t visited before as I usually didn’t get down that far this strip of shops.
Anyway, first impressions were mixed. I could see some great enticements outside, but when I got in the store, I was hit immediately with the dried food and tins aisle….let’s just say, I was a …
There’s a new discount store on the block. Founded by Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the brains behind easyJet, it will offer basic items, such as sugar, tea and sardines at ‘rock-bottom prices’.
The shops offers a range of basic items at ‘rock-bottom prices’, with an introductory promotion this month of just 25p for everything – including sugar, tea, sardines, tomato ketchup, peach slices and Jaffa Cakes.There are no branded products and the store says that it offers ‘No expensive brands, just food honestly priced’. The 25p shop is part of a promotional month, but after that bosses say they could rise to around 50p!…
Last year I went to the launch of Poundland’s new makeup range…now five months on, I am still using their eyeshadow as it’s gorgeous and their nailvarnishes too. Seeing as I love some of their products, I thought that I’d see what beauty bloggers also think and so have been trawling through beauty blogs to get the info, just for you!
The value make up range from Poundland is seriously a bargain as you guessed it, each item is…just a pound. For young girls, anyone on a tight budget or if you just fancy experimenting, it’s a smart move by Poundland.
The reviews are generally positive, as frankly you can’t really buy that much for a pound these days, and definitely not great make up. I decided to summarise reviews into winning products and losing …
Don’t know what this will mean to us, hopefully that Poundland stores drop their prices by a penny! Also, the stores could potentially increase their inventory, so more of the branded bargains at Poundland, and more home grown bargain brands at 99p stores. Here’s the official blurb for you: “The proposed transaction includes 251 branches under the 99p Stores and Family Bargains brands, which serve more than two million customers per week. Poundland Group has signed a conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire the Northampton-headquartered group for a cash consideration of £47.5m. Upon completion, the retailer will also issue new Poundland shares worth £7.5m.As well as 251 99p Stores and Family Bargains shops, the deal includes 99p Stores’ warehouse and distribution centre.Poundland chief executive Jim McCarthy said the combined group will provide better choice…Read more
Earlier this week I was invited to a launch event for Make Up Gallery, the new value make up range from Poundland. It seriously is a bargain at a pound for each item. For young girls, anyone on a tight budget or if you just fancy experimenting, it’s a smart move by Poundland.
What a great event! In Soho, the music blasted from the DJ and an intimate atmosphere was created by the lighting. But forget the venue, I was there to see what this new range would have on offer for me and you.
Firstly, the makeup display looked smart and would fit in with other displays in Boots or Superdrug. The packaging is simple and black. The range will be rolled out to bigger stores at the end of the month and then …
Our Morrisons is having a major revamp and it’s part of a bigger drive to cut prices for consumers.
I recently asked if Morrisons could really take on Aldi and Lidl in terms of pricing. Well, let’s just say, they’re having a good go at it.
On 1 May, Morrisons pledged to cut the price of 1,200 products by an average of 17pc. I saw evidence of this today in my shop, with a firm favourite Jammie Dodgers down to 49p from over a £1.09. This price matches Aldi’s.
Looks like Morrisons is banking on the price cuts to encourage shoppers to spend more at the shop and less at Aldi and Lidl. Now I would welcome that as I would be able to get everything in one place and prefer Morrisons products sometimes.
Poundshop.com is now live, so now even the people who don’t want to be seen shopping in pound shops can enjoy the delights we others have known for years.
With 18 different product categories including health and beauty, partyware, food and drink and medical, lots more people will discover the benefits of pound shopping.
The site, which has a minimum order of £10 and delivery at a flat fee of £3.65, will increase Poundworld’s reach to areas where it does not currently have a retail shops. Poundworld is the high street shop behind Poundshop.com.
Some sample great buys are Arm and Hammer toothpaste, ped egg, pregnancy test, round foil party platter x 3, solar wall light, lawn restore feed, cable ties and a bungee cord – all for a £1 each.
Deliveries are made Monday …
I read with excitement this news about Poundland’s co-founder Steve Smith announcing his plans to launch the UK’s first online single price retailer. Basically bringing a pound shop online, is another convenient way to bag a bargain.
Poundshop.com will launch in the next 3 to 6 months, with a minimum order value of around £20 with a delivery charge on top (around £3), although the exact amount is yet to be decided. Smith justified the delivery cost as he pointed out that shoppers pay to get into town and parking.
There are rumours that Smith is working with discount retailer Poundworld to bring products from its stores to consumers and wholesalers online.
He told Retail Week magazine that he could keep his cost base low by securing good deals and will pass the savings on …
When I was a young child my mother would take me around this horrid shop in town and along to the markets. Neither the shop nor the markets exist any more, instead car parks and Iceland have taken their place.
The horrid shop was managed by a ghastly and rude man who obviously thought that we were going to steal his precious trashy products. My mother took me as she must have inherited the bargain gene which I also have. She would look for cheap scourers and kitchen goods, biscuits and beans. I would follow behind in the hope that maybe I would get a nice ribbon or sweet.
Now today, that shop and market have morphed into Poundland for me. My secret pleasure. The town I live in is fairly nice with barber jackets …