Since the launch of Poundland in 1990, we have had a dedicated team helping to deliver our simple promise to you.
Poundland was established in April 1990, with funds provided by the multi-million pound sale of an international wholesaling business.
A simple concept
Poundland's retailing concept is extremely simple: a range of more than 3000 items, each offered for sale at only £1 each – representing amazing value for money.
Our pilot store opened in the Octagon Centre, Burton-upon-Trent in December of 1990, followed by new stores in High Street, Meadowhall and other quality trading locations. Shoppers loved the concept, and so did fellow retailers and landlords. The stores proved to be a huge success. Meadowhall's success was repeated by further stores opening by the end of the year.