Archive for October, 2011
Following the recent activity regarding staff wearing a poppy in Poundland stores. Jim McCarthy, CEO at Poundland explains:
We have for some years operated a clear and simple dress code that store colleagues are requested to observe. The policy was designed to prevent issues arising that for whatever reason could upset individuals or communities and to focus our energy on raising money for colleague nominated charities.
On Friday 28th October a situation in Northern Ireland was brought to the company’s attention where a store colleague was politely asked to remove a
poppy by our store manager in order to comply with company policy. The store colleague decided to walk out and stated that she would return on Monday next wearing her poppy.
We have listened to the views of customers and colleagues and have, in light of their feedback, reviewed the policy. We have decided that in the case of the poppy appeal to allow store colleagues to use their own discretion in wearing poppies. This change in policy is consistent with recent reviews of policy made by other leading High street retailers. We apologise for any unintended offence that has been caused.
Our colleague nominated charities are MacMillan Cancer Care and the Make a Wish Foundation in Republic of Ireland which they actively raise money for and are allowed, if they would like to, wear badges and insignia.
From Jim McCarthy, CEO at Poundland.
Halloween is just a few days away and we’re all getting into the spooky spirit for a night of trick or treating adventures! Shopping at Poundland is the perfect way to save money and you can choose from a massive range of great products! Get your party decorations, dress up accessories and trick or treat goodies for just £1 each and invite your friends and family to to the best Halloween party ever!
The range will be instore until Monday so you have the whole weekend to shop for the essentials – plus you can get great sweets, drinks and other party food for the Amazing Value price of just £1 each!
Also, this week we have a new Poundland store opening – Winslade Way, Catford welcomes a store opening this Saturday! To celebrate the opening of the new store, Sue Cleaver who plays ‘Eileen Grimshaw” will be attending a family fun day from 10am on Saturday. Plus check out the entertainer playing some great music between 10am and 4pm and shoppers can enter the Poundland Lucky Numbers competition.
Come and get your hands on everyday essentials and top brands including Colgate, Walkers, Weight Watchers and Kodak – all at just £1.
We are opening new Poundland stores every week and we have two more for you opening on Thursday! If you live in the West Midlands, check out our Walsall store on Park Street! To celebrate the opening of the new store, Beverley Callard who plays ‘Liz McDonald” will be attending a family fun day from 10am until 1pm on Saturday! There will also be a DJ to welcome all of our customers from 10am until 4pm and shoppers can enter the Poundland Lucky Numbers competition.
Our second store opening this Thursday is in Walworth Road, London on
To celebrate the opening of the new store, there be a family fun day from 10am until 1pm on this Saturday.
Keep up to date on new store opening news on our website here.
We are in the Halloween spirit and running a competition where you can win tickets to the nation’s scariest attraction!
All you need to do is register for our eNewsletter and not only will you receive all the latest offers and updates direct to your inbox but you could also be in with a chance of winning one of 10 sets of family tickets to The Dungeons!!
A visit to The Dungeons is perfect for a frightfully good family trip with plenty of rides and shows that will appeal to everyone. Plus there are six locations nationwide so you can select the Dungeon most convenient for you.
But remember… The competition closes at midnight on Halloween (31 October) so click here and enter now so you don’t miss out on the chance to win!
Good luck everyone!
Come October, the weather starts to change and your summer glow begins to fade. Still a while away from the excitement of Christmas parties (and all the presents!), it’s difficult to get excited about your appearance. Wooly jumpers and thick tights don’t exactly equal glamorous after all
But this week, why not treat yourself and stock up on your beauty essentials?? A little tlc can go a long way and is often very therapeutic in the process. Thanks to Money Saving Expert, it also doesn’t need to be costly…
The site has drafted a round up of beauty best buys and essentials and listed all the best places to stock up….. including, of course, Poundland! A top testination for everything from toothpaste, baby products and hand cream to top shampoos and handwash Poundland has spectacular bargains on your favourite brands as well as their own products.
So why not get up and glow this week, shake off the Autumnal blues and head to your local store for some beautification treats… you never know how many heads you’ll turn!