• Poundland to trial online shopping

    Poundland has launched a trial online shopping service, enabling bargain hunters to snap up its products while sitting at home. The discount retailer has initially made the new service available to UK consumers only as it tests how its move into

  • Victory for the discounters: Poundland and Lidl scoop major awards

    There was a double shock for brand snobs at the Grocer Gold Awards last night. Lidl took the coveted title of Grocer of the Year, while Poundland picked up a surprise award for its make-up range. This was the first year that Lidl took the title,

  • Poundland '50% more expensive than supermarkets'

    New research shows that supposedly 'bargain' items on sale in Poundland can be as much as 50% more expensive than those in other supermarkets. Last week Poundland announced sales in excess of £1bn for the first time which makes them

  • Poundland faces shock competition probe

    Poundland is facing an in-depth competition probe into its £55 million takeover of rival 99p Stores, which could see it having to sell off a clutch of outlets. The planned merger, announced in February, would create a network of 800 shops. But

  • Poundland buys 99p Stores for £55m

    Poundland is set to buy rival 99p Stores in a £55 million cash and shares deal 14 years after the family-run chain was founded. It now has 251 shops, which trade as 99p Stores and Family Bargains and serve more than two million customers.

  • Valentine's at Lidl and Poundland: would you?

    Valentine's Day can leave you vulnerable to some hideous rip-offs. But if the thought of spending the best part of £50 on a bunch of flowers or £30 on a box of chocolates doesn't put you in the mood for romance, then the budget stores

  • Poundland signs up new celebrity partnership

    Poundland has announced a new celebrity partnership, with TV builder Tommy Walsh. Admittedly he's hardly a household name, but you might remember him from his days as the builder on Groundforce - the one who was famous for not being Alan

  • Poundland makeup is a runaway success

    Poundland has had to order extra stocks of its new Makeup range, after shoppers snapped up the beauty bargains and cleared the sheaves. The range was a surprise hit with the fashion pack and customers alike The Makeup Gallery range was launched

  • Poundland's Frozen branded baby wipes: unusual merchandise

    Poundland is making a splash with its range of Frozen merchandise. It claims to have sold 16,000 Frozen branded items every hour during peak shopping periods last week. However, a closer look at its range has revealed an unusual choice: amidst

  • The genius of Poundland - where did it come from?

    Poundland is one of the runaway success stories of the past 25 years. Founder Steve Smith opened his first store in Burton-on-Trent in 1990, and the brand now has more than 500 outlets in the UK. It's the largest single-price retailer in

  • Discount shops 'change high street'

    Discount retailers and convenience stores are changing the face of the high street by moving into shops left vacant after a series of well-known names collapsed into administration, a new report suggests. Figures from Deloitte showed cut-price

  • Poundland plans stock market float

    Discount retailer Poundland has announced plans for a stock market flotation next month which is expected to value the company at up to £750 million. The chain has seen sales rise as squeezed consumers hunt for a bargain, including well-heeled

  • Poundland posts 12% sales increase

    Discount retailer Poundland has reported a surge in the number of well-heeled shoppers visiting its stores as it notched up a record Christmas performance. The budget chain, which is reportedly being lined up for a potential £800 million float

  • Inside the home of the man behind Poundland

    Steve Smith, the man who founded Poundland, has opened the doors to his 13-bedroom Shropshire mansion - which has its own pub and snooker room as well as an indoor pool, a dining room that easily sits 18, and an entrance hall that's as big

  • Who were the big winners of 2013?

    It has been an odd year for many of us. We've heard the news, so we know that the economy has apparently turned a corner. House prices are up, sales are increasing, employment is growing, and the country is booming. The winners of 2013 are

  • Celebrity baking guru joins up with Poundland

    Poundland has made the unexpected step into the world of celebrity endorsements. It is teaming up with Jane Asher to launch a range of exclusive bakeware in the spring. Asher has written a number of baking cook books, and has a successful party

  • Poundland plans stock market move

    Discount retailer Poundland is lining itself up for a stock market flotation that looks set to value the chain at up to £800 million, according to a report. The group, which sells goods such as Cadbury's chocolate and Fairy washing up liquid

  • Poundland slashes prices to 93p as pound shop price war erupts

    Pound shop price war! An Ipswich Poundland store has cut its prices to 93p in order to win sales from a nearby 99p Store. The new 99p Store upstart slashed its prices to 94p or less for its new city centre Carr Street debut. But the Poundland

  • 'Back to work' schemes challenged

    The Government is facing a legal challenge over new legislation for "back to work" schemes which it is accused of "shamefully" rushing through Parliament. Lawyers announced the move to bring judicial review proceedings as

  • Britney Spears shops at Poundland

    Britney Spears has done some sensational things in her time, but on her latest visit to London she really pushed the boundaries - by popping into Poundland. It's certainly an unusual choice for an A-Lister. But what was she snapping up,