Poundland’s new charity partners: Make-A-Wish® UK, Tommy’s and Whizz-Kidz

Poundland’s new charity partners: Make-A-Wish® UK, Tommy’s and Whizz-Kidz

 

Poundland partners with three national children’s charities, to change the lives of over 20,000 children and their families by 2020

Willenhall, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Poundland today (20 November, 2017) announced its three new charity partners, Make-A-Wish® UK, Tommy’s and Whizz-Kidz in a bid to collectively raise £1 million in the next year.

From today, Poundland customers, suppliers, and colleagues are all being encouraged to change the lives of children, young people and families in their local communities through donations in store.

To mark the announcement, those who have benefitted from the children’s charities, joined Poundland’s Charity Ambassadors at the Birmingham Corporation Street store this morning to reveal the new ‘Proudland’ store sign and balloon charity logo.

The Charity Ambassadors also revealed that thanks to Poundland’s fundraising, Make-A-Wish will be able to grant the One True Wish of more than 250 seriously poorly children, Whizz Kidz will be able to provide over 4,000 opportunities for young wheelchair users to achieve their potential and over 17,000 women at high risk of having miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth will be able to access expert care and support at Tommy’s clinics.

Barry Williams, Poundland MD said, “I’m delighted that over the next three years we’ll be supporting these three amazing charities. We don’t believe anyone has created a charity partnership like this before, so we have a great opportunity to give back to the local communities and help change the lives of children and families, by raising as much money as possible. This is the start of a very exciting partnership.”

Jason Suckley, Chief Executive of Make-A-Wish® UK said: “Make-A-Wish are thrilled to be a part of this unique partnership with Poundland, alongside Whizz-Kidz and Tommy’s. We know that Poundland holds a special place on the high street for hundreds of local communities and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Team #Proudland. Together we will have a real positive impact on children and families up and down the country.

Jane Brewin, CEO of Tommy’s said: “Poundland, like Tommy’s, is all about helping families’ across the UK to create those special family moments. Tommy’s funds research into preventing baby loss and provides trusted pregnancy advice, because we believe every family should be able to experience the joy of parenthood. Thanks to our partnership, Poundland customers, suppliers, and colleagues can be proud that they are saving babies’ lives.
“This partnership is an amazing opportunity to help end baby loss here in Birmingham and across the UK. Losing a baby isn’t just ‘something that happens’ or ‘nature’s way’ – we know we can stop it, and we’re glad that thousands of Poundland customers and staff are going to help us to make such a big and important difference to so many lives. ”
Ruth Owen OBE, Chief Executive of Whizz-Kidz, said: “We are delighted that Poundland have chosen to support Whizz-Kidz over the next three years, helping us to ensure that young wheelchair users get the right equipment, support and life skills to build bright futures and achieve their potential.

“By selecting Whizz-Kidz to be part of Team #Proudland alongside Tommy’s and Make-A-Wish, Poundland have shown a real commitment to disabled children, young people and families across all communities, and we look forward to working with them on a host of fundraising activities over the coming months.”

To get involved and support Make-A-Wish, Tommy’s and Whizz-Kidz, head down to your local Poundland store to see how you can donate today.

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Source: Poundland Ltd.

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Poundland to accept old pound coins until end of October

Retailer will accept old coins until end of October to help save Brits time and millions

Willenhall, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the deadline looms for Brits to empty their pockets and homes of the much-loved round £1 coins, Poundland has today (9 OCT 2017) announced that it will be the first retailer in the country to accept the old coins after they are taken out of circulation on 15 October.

With the Royal Mint estimating there is £500m still in circulation, over 850 Poundland stores up and down the country will accept the old pound coins as part of its ‘Legal Tender Extender’ initiative until 31 October 2017 – more than two weeks beyond any other retailer.

Today’s announcement means Poundland shoppers with old coins stashed in piggy banks or down the side of the sofas will be quids in.

In fact, they will be able to conveniently shop and purchase 3,000-plus products at the high street retailer for an extra two-weeks rather than having to join the expected long queues in banks or post offices over coming weeks.

Poundland’s Managing Director, Barry Williams said: “We are the official home of the pound, so it’s a no brainer that we offer all Brits the opportunity to spend their hard earned round pounds for longer.

“Our Legal Tender Extender initiative means our customers have a little extra time to make the most of their money.

“We’re all about making our customers’ money go further, so providing an extra convenience for shoppers to lighten their pockets while doing the weekly shop rather than making a separate trip to the bank or post office will come as good news.”

All Poundland stores in the UK will accept the current round pound coin up until and including Tuesday 31 October 2017.

Contact:

Customer Services Team
Tel: 0333 2341877

Source: Poundland

#PoundlandDumpsTrump: Limited-Edition Donald Trump £1 merchandise at Poundland

#PoundlandDumpsTrump: Limited-Edition Donald Trump £1 merchandise at Poundland

 

  • Poundland can’t dump Trump
  • Thousands of Presidential products purchased for POTUS visit.
  • Stores are asking for shoppers to ‘dump Trump’ in style.

Willenhall, United Kingdom, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — With Donald Trump’s re-scheduled UK Tour not happening any time soon, Poundland are calling bargain hunters to help shift their new limited edition American range, which was purchased ahead of his forthcoming state visit.

Thousands of Donald Trump masks, American flags and a whole range of presidential themed items have been stocked in Poundland stores nationwide, in time for the now-cancelled October trip.

Poundland are calling for shoppers to help them shift the stock and get creative with the range using the dedicated hashtag #PoundlandDumpsTrump – to collectively, as a nation, dump the Trump merchandise.

The Poundland Limited-Edition Donald Trump £1 merchandise includes:

  • Donald Trump cut-out mask
  • The Presidents infamous red ‘Make America Great Again’ cap
  • Red Donald Trump ties
  • Make American Great Again? pencil rubbers
  • Trump golf balls
  • Mini American flags
  • America flag headbands
  • Mini Donald Trump bobbing head figure
  • #Trump rosette
  • Trump themed photo props

Poundland Trading Director, Barry Williams said: “We are asking for our customers help. The range was created ahead of his UK visit, but given this is not happening now, we reckon the only way to sell the products is to encourage shoppers to come up with unusual ways to use it. The range is also perfect for Halloween. Just wait until you see the Donald Trump masks, they’re probably the scariest things we’ve ever sold.”

The full range is available nationwide from today until stocks last

About Poundland

From opening its first store in Burton-upon-Trent in 1990, Poundland, has built a network of almost 900 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, offering top brands and great quality own brand products, that provide customers with amazing value every day.

Named Discount Retailer of the Year in 2015, it now has over 18,000 colleagues who serve over seven million customers every week from Wick to Weymouth, Londonderry to Lowestoft and Holyhead to Hastings.

At the 2015 Grocer Gold Awards, Poundland was singled out for Own Label Range of the Year for its Make Up Gallery cosmetics line, symbolic of its promise to customers – thousands of quality products in store with over 1,000 well-known brands in 17 shopping categories including food and drink, health and beauty, household, gardening, DIY, Pet, Stationery, Books, DVDs and Toys.

In September 2016, Poundland became part of the Steinhoff International family an integrated manufacturer and retailer with operations in Europe, Australasia, Africa and the United States.

For further information, please contact the Poundland PR team on 020 3793 3842 or email Poundland@onegreenbean.com

Source: Poundland

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UK value retailer Poundland launches its first ever summer sale

Willenhall, United Kingdom, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading UK value retailer Poundland has today (31st July) launched its first ever summer sale, cutting the price of thousands of product lines to 50p.

At the start of the year Poundland said they would continue to sell the huge majority of items at a £1, but would introduce added value with simple price points which included 50p. This is the first time they have done just that and will continue to do so at key periods in the year, offering even more amazing value.

From outdoor living and gardening products to jewellery and clothing, this sale ensures customers can snap up remarkable summer bargains. Fun in the sun with family and friends doesn’t have to come with an expensive price tag thanks to Poundland.

Amazing value items are always at the heart of Poundland’s offering and this summer sale – set to run until the end of August – brings extra value to high streets up and down the country.

Poundland trading director Barry Williams said: “No-one loves a bargain more than Poundland customers and our promise to them is clear – amazing value every day. Our first ever summer sale is yet another example of how we provide customers with that value.”

“We are discounting everything from outdoor living to confectionery so come rain or shine, we are confident this sale event will brighten our customer’s summer!”

Products that will be reduced include summer toys, outdoor living, gardening, clothing, jewellery and selected confectionery for just 50p.

Source: Poundland

Poundland teams up with Birmingham chocolatier to launch own brand chocolate bar “Twin Peaks”

  • Sneak peek of new chocolate bar unveiled in Poundland documentary Trouble in Poundland airing Tuesday 20th June at 9pm on ITV
  • Chocolate bar will be rolled out across Poundland stores in UK
  • Twin Peaks puts all the spaces in the right places and goes head-to-head with continental versions with UK tasteEngland

England, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Poundland today (19 JUN 2017) announced it had partnered with a Birmingham chocolatier to launch a new, own brand chocolate bar called “Twin Peaks”.

The double mountain bar, created in the home of British chocolate by specialist Walkers Chocolates, has a distinctive British flavour compared to more traditional milk nougat bars from Switzerland.

Inspired by the double hill on the top of the local Wrekin Hill in Shropshire, it will be available at Poundland’s famous £1 price point in all stores the first week of July.

Poundland believes Twin Peaks will offer a true taste sensation to competitors, and has already received rave reviews in secret blind taste tests where two in three customers preferred it to the branded alternative.

Development on Twin Peaks began earlier this year after the makers of Toblerone – Poundland’s top-selling item – created uproar by reducing the weight of the bar by 20g and changing the shape of its iconic brand.

Twin Peaks – at 180g – is 20 per cent heavier than its branded equivalent, and offers a double mountain in every packet.

Twin Peaks is manufactured in the West Midlands – for centuries the home of British chocolate-making and the home of Poundland since 1990. With millions set to hit Poundland’s stores over the coming weeks, Twin Peaks will help support UK chocolate manufacturing.

Poundland trading director Barry Williams said of Twin Peaks: “Poundland shoppers are savvy and the change in their favourite chocolate bar last Christmas didn’t go unnoticed. That’s why we’ve created a new £1 alternative for them – the size they wanted, with a British taste, and with all the spaces in the right places.”

A sneak peek of the Twin Peaks chocolate bar can be seen on the Poundland documentary Trouble in Poundland airing on Tuesday 20th June at 9 pm on ITV.

Contact:

Poundland@fhflondon.co.uk

020 8618 1749

Source: Poundland

Asda’s latest Income Tracker reveals that Brits had an extra £18 a week to spend in June compared to a year ago

Asda’s latest Income Tracker reveals that Brits had an extra £18 a week to spend in June compared to a year ago, with the falling price of food, drink, clothing and outdoor living freeing up cash for some fun in the sun

  • The average UK household had £189 a week of discretionary income in June 2015, up by £18 a week on the same month in the previous year
  • The price of food and alcohol, which fell, 2.2% helped boost incomes
  • Summer fashion sales meant the cost of clothing and footwear fell by 0.4% between May and June
  • Most regions of the UK saw double digit increases in household discretionary income over the last 12 months

LEEDS, 2015-7-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The sun has shone pound signs this summer as Asda’s latest monthly Income Tracker reveals that Brits had an extra £18 a week in their pockets in June this year. Families across the UK now have £189 a week to spend on the things they want, rather than the items they need, which is over 10% higher than this time last year.

The traditional British picnic will be saving family’s dough this summer, as the price of food was found to be 0.2% cheaper than last month and 2.2% cheaper than the same time last year. The downward effect came from a range of items including bread, jam, chocolate and confectionery. But if you’d rather toast than bread, then drink to the news that alcoholic beverages also saw a 2.2% decline in price from June 2014!

And Brits won’t be hot under the collar this summer, as the price of clothing was 0.8% lower than the same time last year. Summer fashion sales also helped the price of clothing and footwear to fall by 0.4% between May and June.

Those Brits basking in the glory of Wimbledon can also share in the good news – the price of equipment for sport and open-air recreation was 2.8% cheaper in June this year. Serena supporters and Murray backers will surely cheer when they hear that games, toys and hobbies also saw a 3.5% price decrease compared to June 2014.

Taking a national view, it’s a positive story with most regions having seen double digit increases in household discretionary income over the last 12 months. These ranged from the £12 increase seen in Wales to the £22 increase recorded in London:

  • While London saw a more subdued rate of discretionary income growth, thanks in part to higher essential item inflation, households experienced the largest increase in pound terms with household discretionary income reaching £22 per week.
  • Households in the West Midlands and Scotland experienced an acceleration in the rate of gross income growth in the latest quarter. This was supported by falling rates of unemployment within these regions. Over the past year, the West Midlands has seen the rate of unemployment fall by 1.5%. Household spending power in Scotland is now growing at 10.1% year-on-year.
  • The North East experienced a 2% fall in unemployment over the past year.
  • Northern Ireland once again experienced the strongest year on year growth in discretionary income of all parts of the UK. Households across Northern Ireland have particularly benefitted from the falling cost of essential items, as household spending power rose by 17.4% in the year to Q2 2015.

Commenting on the findings, Chief Customer Officer at Asda, Barry Williams, said:

“This month’s tracker brings yet more good news for households across Britain – as the summer holidays approach and the days are getting brighter the pressure on family budgets will be lighter and giving them a chance to spend more money on the things they want to do, rather than need to do.

“It’s reassuring to see that Northern Ireland continues with its accelerated recovery and that the North East continues to benefit from a fall in unemployment.”

Sam Alderson, Economist, Cebr, said:

“The continued and widespread increases in family spending power are good news for the UK economy, particularly given the global economic uncertainty surrounding China and Greece. The increase in discretionary incomes over the last year appears to have supported a further pick up in retail spending in recent months. This looks likely to continue over the second half of the year and will provide a key driver of economic growth in the UK in 2015.”

Read the full report here.