Poundland in Bedford
Map of Poundland in Bedford
2 Poundland locations found near Bedford, Bedfordshire
10 The, Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH
16-18 Harpur St, Bedford MK40 1LB
Poundland was founded by Dave Dodd and Steven Smith in April 1990 with a starting capital of just £50,000. The first pilot store opened in December 1990 in the Octagon Centre, Burton upon Trent and managed a turnover of £13,000 from 624 products on its first day of trading. Previous attempts at opening pilot stores had failed after being turned down by landlords who had reservations about allowing such a store to operate and doubted the single-price concept would be successful in the UK.