Tagged: Poundstretcher

New Tiger store, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow (22 Nov 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Celtic Tiger: the Danish variety retailer prepares for Glasgow store opening


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If you follow my tweets you’ll know that I’ve spent the middle part of this week in Glasgow, taking time to explore the Ayrshire coast...

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Promotion for Crawley store on Wilkinson website (15 Aug 2012) 0

New-concept Wilko opens in Crawley’s ex-TJ Hughes store


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Wilkinson’s “newest and most exciting concept store” has opened at 14-26 The Broadway in Crawley this morning (15 August). Designed to “offer the community a...

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Poundstretcher (formerly Woolworths and Alworths), Tiverton (9 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

From textured berber to veggie burgers: new uses for Devon’s old Woolworths


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With another shop-spotting visit to Devon scheduled for later this month, now seems like an opportune time to share the ex-Woolies photos that I took...

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Sign at Poundstretcher in Ashington (21 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Poundstretcher reveals new visual identity as it reopens ex-UGO stores


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Poundstretcher, the discount variety store chain, has reopened the UGO stores that it acquired last month – and has seemingly unveiled a new logo at...

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Ex-TJ Hughes in Middlesbrough, prior to reoccupation by Metro Outlet (5 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Metro Outlet takes over Middlesbrough’s TJ Hughes site, but ex-TJ’s elsewhere remain empty


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Middlesbrough had some retail good news on Saturday, as a new store opened its doors in the town’s former TJ Hughes premises – following on...

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Poundstretcher and UGO, Nuneaton (7 Feb 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

How Poundstretcher can learn a thing or two from its acquired UGO stores


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After I first revealed that UGO, the fledgling supermarket chain, was set to be sold, there was understandably plenty of speculation about who the buyer was....

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Window display, Poundstretcher Wombwell (3 Nov 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Wombwell Poundstretcher’s Andrex window display is not flushed with success


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A few days ago, I blogged about how Poundstretcher in Newcastle needs to sell itself better in order to capitalise on the extra footfall generated...

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Discount UK (former Woolworths), Newcastle (4 Nov 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

As Discount UK opens in Newcastle, Poundstretcher watches


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Poundworld-owned variety retailer Discount UK has opened its Newcastle store today, with stilt walkers and free sweets on hand to welcome shoppers to the former...

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Former Woolworths, Falmouth (19 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

The new occupants of Cornwall’s ex-Woolies – plus one that’s still empty


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Having visited and photographed nearly 150 ex-Woolworths sites in the last three years (including 17 in the last week alone) – 50 of which are yet...

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New Poundstretcher, Llandudno (8 Jun 2011). Photograph by Dave Roberts 5

Poundstretcher takes over Llandudno Alworths after all


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Many thanks to my North Wales contact, Dave Roberts, who has sent me a photo of the former Alworths store in Llandudno being converted into...

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Poundstretcher fascia, Camborne (20 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 12

Poundstretcher expands with purchase of failed Alworths stores


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Amid the gloom of Alworths’ collapse into administration last month, it seems that there’s now some good news. Retail Week is reporting that Alworths’ variety...

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B&M Bargains (former Woolworths), Chester-le-Street (24 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

B&M Bargains heads to Burton – but where next?


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Many thanks to Lee Dymond and Martin, who both emailed me about the news of B&M Bargains opening in the former Woolworths store in Burton,...

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High Street, Inverness with former Woolworths store (1 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Poundland to Poundstretcher – a brace of Scottish former Woolies


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One of the hazards of visiting so many places – and taking so many photos of shops – is that I end up with far...

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Déjà vu as Poundstretcher sells surplus Woolies-branded stock


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Wandering around the variety store Poundstretcher in Hexham yesterday, I was understandably surprised to spot lots of Woolworths-branded products on the shelves, including – among many...

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