Poundland to buy out 99p stores

JAS84
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wells wrote:Even before the 99p Stores takeover I knew of at least two city centre Poundlands within a 30 second walk of each other.
Same here, in Hull. One in the Prospect Shopping Centre, another just round the corner (a former TJ Hughes), no more than a minute's walk from each other.
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Slightly late to post this, but I hadn't realised that Poundland had taken over the mantle of 'festive hats on the fascia' from Tesco.

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Speaking of fascias, are B&M gradually becoming less rubbish with theirs? One of the Poundlands (ex-99p stores) in Ipswich recently closed, being across the road from the next nearest branch on a pedestrianised street, and only having had come into existence as 99p stores was bought out. B&M moved in, and it's the first time I've seen them do more than just slap their logo on the building and be done with it. They've got a proper light-up fascia, made out of plastic or something rather than just a printed logo on card or something. Furthermore, the building is ex-QD, and they've actually gone to the effort to put new graphics up on the blocked up windows at the back of the store, that are street level with a small car park. When Poundland occupied the building, they didn't bother scraping the tiny QD logos that went across the frosted vinyl applied to the window, whereas B&M have taken the old stuff down and put their own graphics on so it looks less rubbish.
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While Newport's isn't exactly tidy, it is bilingual.

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My local B&M is near a lot of cones that are finally being replaced, after being used to block off a dangerous right turn from a week after it opened... nearly three years ago.
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Speaking of B&M, I think whoever was tasked with designing the signs for this B&M was given the wrong information about the store layout...

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Popped into Peckham today and found the former 99p Stores which was converted to a Poundland is now a furniture store, complete with Poundland green doors and green signage.

The 'old' Poundland now has self checkouts which seem to be spreading to more stores.
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Martin Phillp wrote:Popped into Peckham today and found the former 99p Stores which was converted to a Poundland is now a furniture store, complete with Poundland green doors and green signage.
I hope all the furniture's a pound!
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thegeek wrote:
Thu 05 Jan, 2017 15.42
Slightly late to post this, but I hadn't realised that Poundland had taken over the mantle of 'festive hats on the fascia' from Tesco.

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That's weird. Ninetypenceland?
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There's a Poundworld Extra which recently opened nearby, in the former BHS unit.
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JAS84 wrote:
Sun 08 Jan, 2017 00.52
thegeek wrote:
Thu 05 Jan, 2017 15.42
Slightly late to post this, but I hadn't realised that Poundland had taken over the mantle of 'festive hats on the fascia' from Tesco.

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That's weird. Ninetypenceland?
Not that weird. They do it quite a bit where they have new competition locally.
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