Poundland launches new convenience stores to rival Tesco and Sainsbury's

Poundland launches new convenience stores to rival Tesco and Sainsbury's

Poundland is a favourite among shoppers hoping to grab a bargain on essential items. This weekend, it will open two new types of stores.

However, unlike in some convenience stores, prices will be the same as the full sized Poundland.

The new branches will be open from 7am to 9pm and be smaller than a standard Poundland.

While it will not be able to stock as much, the branches will sell a carefully selected range of essential items.

These will include household products, health and beauty, stationery and homeware.

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In particular, the stores will have a focus on food making it the perfect stop for a top-up shop.

Groceries available will include fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen foods, breads, alcoholic beverages, fresh coffee and baked goods from Poundbakery.

The local stores aim to bring the convenience of Poundland stores into more locations.

If successful, Poundland Local will roll out to more parts of the UK.

Poundland recently trialed a home delivery scheme where staff and guests could get items delivered to their homes.

There were more than 2,000 lines available for them to choose from, including groceries and clothing.

If the trial is successful, the retailer hopes to open it up to the public.

Pepco CFO Nick Whartons said: “In the balance of 2021 we will be trialling both in Pepco and Poundland a series of online models and these will test a variety of approaches online.

“We’ll test home delivery as well as click and collect in-store. And we’ll also have our own e-commerce platform, our own transactional website, but also test the benefits of being on a shared marketplace, essentially to share the costs of that operating base.”

Home deliveries have become more popular during the pandemic. 

More people have chosen to have supermarket groceries delivered to their homes.

Published at Thu, 20 May 2021 15:49:00 +0000