Retail Week sits down with Poundland boss Barry Williams to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the cost-of-living crisis, the retailer’s growing focus on new categories and building a profitable online business from a standing start
On a blustery, late summer’s day, thousands of Poundland store managers from across the UK have descended upon the town of Telford, Shropshire, for a two-day Christmas conference.
The event is part new product briefing, part team bonding exercise and part excuse to have a party at company expense. Whispers abound that certain senior members of staff may even don Santa suits as part of the proceedings.
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