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    1. November 27, 2014

      Poundland reports 11.7% rise in profit

      The growing popularity of cut-price retailers on the UK high street was highlighted on Thursday after Poundland posted a...

    2. August 1, 2014

      Steve Smith, Poundland founder: I was brought up to work hard

      Steve Smith, 51, opened his first Poundland store in December 1990 in Burton-on-Trent with a £50,000 loan from his father....

    1. July 29, 2014

      Retail executives play musical chairs for sales growth prize

      It is one of the biggest games of executive musical chairs being played out in the City of London. Over the past few weeks,...

    2. July 29, 2014

      Leading names of Leahy era enjoy mixed fortunes post-Tesco

      After Philip Clarke took the helm of Tesco in 2011, few of the cadre of senior managers assembled by his predecessor Sir...

    3. July 29, 2014

      Wm Morrison marches in step with discounters

      Nearly three years ago to the day, Tesco veteran Andy Higginson announced he was quitting the supermarket, having lost out...

    4. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, NEWS GKN up on strong results, dividend. Thanks to a strong performance at its Driveline auto parts...

    5. July 29, 2014

      Andrew Higginson swaps Poundland for Wm Morrison

      Andrew Higginson, a retail industry heavyweight and chairman of Poundland, is to become the non-executive chairman of Wm...

    6. July 3, 2014

      Poundland chalks up annual sales near £1bn mark

      Poundland reported nearly £1bn in annual sales on Thursday, just three months after the British discount chain listed its...

    7. June 30, 2014

      Poundworld raises cash for store expansion

      Discount retailer Poundworld has secured £26m to fund up to 150 new stores over the next three years, as it plans to cash in...

    8. June 23, 2014

      UK closes gap on Germany’s growth machine

      Germany’s Mittelstand of middle-sized companies is widely admired, not least in the UK, which aims to emulate its practices...

    9. June 3, 2014

      Online discount retailer MandM Direct plans to float on Aim

      MandM Direct is the latest discount private equity-backed e-tailer to announce it plans to join the Alternative Investment...

    10. May 22, 2014

      Backlash over IPO glut gives Fat Face a fat lip

      Ah, those dear, dead days beyond recall! Back then, we and the world were young and anything seemed possible. I’m talking...

    11. May 19, 2014

      Game confirms London listing plan

      Game Digital, the video games chain that collapsed into administration just two years ago, has confirmed plans to launch the...

    12. May 8, 2014

      Tesco steps up hard discounter offensive

      Tesco has stepped up its offensive against the hard discounters and pound stores, dedicating aisles in its stores to...

    13. May 8, 2014

      Poundland records 13% jump in sales

      Sales at Poundland, the discount store chain that floated in March, jumped to just under £1bn in its last financial year, in...

    14. March 24, 2014

      Pets at Home IPO provides bumper payday for senior managers

      Senior management at Pets at Home sold nearly £15m of shares into its initial public offering, with management who bought in...

    15. March 12, 2014

      Debt distinguishes Poundland and Pets at Home

      They were both bought the same year and were both floated on Wednesday. But the initial public offerings of Poundland and...

    16. March 12, 2014

      Mixed reception for two London IPOs

      Poundland underlined investor enthusiasm for London retail flotations after shares in the discount store chain rose 20 per...

    17. March 3, 2014

      ISS aims to raise €1.1bn through stock market float

      ISS, the Danish security and cleaning company, said on Monday it was aiming to raise DKr8bn (€1.1bn) through its stock...

    18. February 28, 2014

      Regulators under pressure over AO listing

      Regulators are coming under pressure to improve pre-flotation disclosure of information to investors, following this week’s...

    19. February 28, 2014

      Pets at Home IPO in London gives retailer £1.3bn valuation

      Pets at Home, the seller of items from rabbits to dog coats, has priced its initial public offering at 210p-260p as the...

    20. February 18, 2014

      Poundland gives the go-ahead for £700m IPO

      Poundland has given the green light to its initial public offering of about £700m. Strong growth during the recession, and...

    21. February 18, 2014

      Five facts about Poundland

      • Poundland opened its first store in Burton-upon-Trent in 1990 with the intention of mimicking the success of single-price...

    22. February 18, 2014

      Poundland bolsters board ahead of IPO

      Poundland has appointed a slew of City heavyweights to its board after the discount retailer fired the starting gun on its...

    23. January 23, 2014

      Europe primed for fresh wave of  IPOs

      The surge in European initial public offerings in the second half of last year is set to accelerate, according to new...

    24. January 20, 2014

      Retailers join growing IPO shopping list

      Bankers are preparing to list a swelling number of high street retailers on the London Stock Exchange as their private...

    25. January 3, 2014

      The UK retail sale with no bargains

      A walk down the high street is a walk into Alice in Wonderland. At first glance, everything seems upside down. The stores...

    26. November 6, 2013

      Poundland appoints advisers on stock market listing

      Poundland has fired the starting gun on a possible stock market listing that could value the discount retailer at...

    27. October 30, 2013

      UK’s Supreme Court rules ‘workfare’ legally flawed

      A scheme that requires unemployed people to do unpaid work as a condition of receiving welfare benefits was today ruled...

    28. October 1, 2013

      Pound shops profit from affluent shoppers

      Tightened belts have led to bulging sales at discount retailers and cheap grocers in the past few years. But even those in...

    29. October 1, 2013

      UK’s Poundland mulls float as sales climb 15%

      Poundland is mulling a float early next year after the discount retailer posted another jump in sales and outlined its...

    30. June 27, 2013

      UK business seeks to learn from Germany

      From business banking to apprenticeships, British policy makers are seeking to learn lessons from Germany in the quest for...

    31. June 25, 2013

      Carpetright shareholders miss out on dividend for third year

      Investors in Carpetright should not expect a dividend any time soon after the carpet and bed retailer opted to continue...

    32. May 5, 2013

      Poundland owners look to cash in with sale or float

      The private equity owners of Poundland are eyeing a possible sale or float of the discount retail chain early next year to...

    33. April 11, 2013

      FT Austerity Audit: Emptying high streets braced for cuts

      High streets and store chains across the UK are bracing themselves for the impact of fresh welfare cuts, with some retailers...

    34. March 10, 2013

      Personal touch is key for lockmaker

      Willenhall may now be best-known as the headquarters of the Poundland chain of discount stores. But the town in the Black...

    35. February 24, 2013

      Banksy murals withdrawn from US auction

      A Banksy mural that was mysteriously removed from a street in north London has been withdrawn from auction following a...

    36. February 22, 2013

      Banksy mural withdrawn from sale

      The mystery of a disappearing piece of street art took a new turn at the weekend as a Banksy mural, taken from the wall of a...

    37. February 20, 2013

      Council probes sale of Banksy mural

      Haringey council in London is investigating how a mural by Banksy, the street artist, was put on sale at a Miami auction...

    38. February 13, 2013

      Poundland case revives ‘slave labour’ row

      Few issues are more emotive than the idea of being forced to stack shelves at somewhere like Poundland, the discount...

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