Tagged: Poundworld

Poundland (former Woolworths), Argyle Street, Glasgow (20 Nov 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

As Poundland prepares to float, what are the secrets of “the new Woolies'” success?


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As Poundland gets ready to float on the London Stock Exchange this week, in a move expected to value the business at £750m – similar in...

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Former Woolworths and Poundsworth, Girvan (21 Nov 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

I’ve now visited and tracked a quarter of the ex-Woolies estate – but what have they all become?


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Headlines: 214 ex-Woolworths stores visited, out of the 807 that closed following its collapse Of those, only 12 currently empty (6%) 7 continually empty (3%)...

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Ex-TJ Hughes, Middlesbrough, prior to arrival of Metro Outlet (30 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Breaking news: TJ Hughes to return to Middlesbrough as Metro Outlet makes way


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TJ Hughes is to reopen its store in Middlesbrough’s Captain Cook Square, it has been confirmed. The move comes almost exactly a year after the...

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Former Peacocks, Middlesbrough (7 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Poundworld takes over Middlesbrough’s ex-Peacocks, as it opens its 30th store in 15 weeks


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Middlesbrough might have lost its Pure Party store in the fallout from Clinton Cards’ collapse, but as some retailers depart the town others are arriving...

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Artist's impression of new Cramlington Poundworld store. Image courtesy of Poundworld 1

Poundworld to open second Cramlington store on 6 April


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Hot on the heels of its new Express store in Redcar, which launched last month, the discount variety chain Poundworld is set to open another new...

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Poundworld and Discount UK store, Swindon (2 Mar 2012). Photograph by Lee Sartin 4

Fascia treatment of Poundworld’s 2-in-1 Swindon store revealed


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Many thanks to Soult’s Retail View reader Lee Sartin, who has sent in a picture of the dual-fascia Poundworld and Discount UK store that opened...

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Impression of new Redcar store. Image courtesy of Poundworld 2

Poundworld confirms 1 March opening for Redcar ‘Express’ store


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The single-price retailer Poundworld has confirmed that it will open a Poundworld Express store in Redcar this week – only the third store to launch as...

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Family Bargains (former Woolworths), Bristol Galleries (22 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Poundworld and Discount UK to open dual-fascia store in Swindon


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Multi-price value retailer Discount UK is to open its 30th store, in Swindon, this week – under a dual fascia with its Yorkshire-based parent brand, Poundworld....

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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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Discount UK, Newcastle (29 Oct 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Newcastle’s Discount UK readies for 4 November opening


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Discount UK, the Poundworld-owned variety store retailer, is to open the doors of its new Newcastle store at 10am on Friday (4 November). As I reported a...

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Former Woolworths, Newcastle (30 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

End of an era as Newcastle Woolworths signage comes down


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Newcastle’s ex-Woolworths in Clayton Street (store #340) has been one of a dwindling number to retain its Woolies signage three years on, as more and...

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Former Woolworths, Newcastle (23 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Has Discount UK signed up for Newcastle’s old Clayton Street Woolies?


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It seems we might finally have an answer to all the work that’s been going on recently at the old Newcastle Woolworths at 73-79 Clayton Street...

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Discount UK (former Woolworths), Middlesbrough (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Poundworld’s multi-price format, Discount UK, lands in Middlesbrough


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Down on Teesside last week, I’d only really planned to have a quick look around Middlesbrough while waiting for my connecting bus to Redcar. However, I...

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Former Woolworths (now Poundworld), West Ealing (24 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

West Ealing’s surprising former Woolies building


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While visiting London last month, I also found time to pay a visit to the interesting shopping area of West Ealing – home, as you...

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From charity shops to factory shops – the latest announcements on old Woolies sites


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It looks like the pace of Woolworths stores finding new occupants may be picking up, with more than twenty new announcements since I last blogged...

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