General merchandise

The latest news, analysis, data and video on general merchandise retailing including Argos, Poundland and Wilko.

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Poundland: Why we deserve pride of place on Princes Street


Imagine my surprise last month when a Google alert told me The Times Scotland had decided the arrival of the latest Poundland store on Edinburgh’s premier shopping destination “threatens to cheapen Princes Street”.

General merchandise video and galleries

  • Watch: TK Maxx Christmas ad invites customers to gift differently

  • Watch: Argos puts catalogue at heart of Christmas ad

  • In pictures: Selfridges unveils first FAO Schwarz Europe flagship

  • Retail cartoon: Poundland – what’s in a name?

  • Retail cartoon: James Daunt's American tale

  • Watch: Pets at Home opens doors to 'store of the future'

  • Data: high street will not survive in current form, say consumers

  • Watch: Pets at Home boss on using Amazon's dominance for your gain

  • First look: Inside Sainsbury's Selly Oak 'experiment'

  • Watch: Argos focuses on fulfilment in Christmas advert