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Queues as new Poundland megastore opens in King’s Lynn

17:26 23 March 2014

A new Poundland megastore opened in King

A new Poundland megastore opened in King's Lynn on Saturday: Picture David Bale

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Queues formed early for the opening of a new Poundland megastore in King’s Lynn.

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About 30 new jobs have been created at the discount retailer, which opened at the Pierpoint Retail Park yesterday.

Poundland also has a store in Broad Street, in the town’s Vancouver Centre.

A spokesman for the new store said: “It was a very smooth opening yesterday at 9am. There were about 30 people queuing up outside waiting to come in. And it’s very busy today as well.”

Poundland’s trading director Richard Lancaster said: “We are delighted to bring our unique proposition to Pierpoint Retail Park.

“Poundland offers amazing value on top branded products to over 5m customers every week. The £1 price hasn’t changed since we opened our first store 24 years ago.”

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4 comments

  • Another shop full of cheap imported rubbish...just what's needed, no wonder there was a queue.

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    KeithS

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • Ingo-that's because she is busy crowing about a new engineering "academy" -proven excellence goes to the wall . As for Poundland , after giving my local one a try I conclude you get what you pay for, a deal done in China , products made very cheaply of inferior ingredients or products made in Eastern Europe etc many made in specific sizes ( and possibly quality) for the Poundland buyers. When will British people learn to think like Danes-less but of better quality. I know people are hard pressed but up til now I assumed these shops were doing well because they were getting the non driver trade-but here are people making it a destination shop. I think they are being conned-rather like some of the Primark stuff where the pile it high selling makes people think they are getting a bargain.

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    Daisy Roots

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • 30 new jobs there and newly opened food centres in Norfolk will not replace the excellence of the EAGIT engineering centre, which announced its shutting down on the same day Ms Smith MP cheered on Mr. Osbornes budget, she failed to comment on the closure of this teaching cnetre for apprenticeships in her constituency and she failed to try and rescue it. When certain genetic researcher receive millions in support for a science withou a market, its good news, but on e of the best engineering centres in Norfolk recieves no support at all, what an incredible indightment.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • Of course the queue was nothing to do with there being a sale on at Next, which is almost next door.

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    Bikerboy

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

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