Brought to you by Retailinsider.com and PCMS The Name: PoundlandThe Place: 389 stores in the UK and 10 in the Republic of Ireland.The Story: Founded in 1990 with a store in Burton upon Trent Poundland is said to have brought us the whole concept of price point retailing over from America. Initial scepticism from some…

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Brought to you by Retailinsider.com and PCMS The Name: Hotel Chocolat The Place: 62 stores in the UK and two in the US plus three franchises in UAE The Story: Founders Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris began selling confectionery together in 1988 and via Geneva Chocolates and ChocExpress they arrived at Hotel Chocolat in 2003/4.…

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Brought to you by Retailinsider.com and PCMS The Name: Amazon The Place: HQ Seattle, USA and practically every connected house on the planet The Story: Who hasn’t heard of Amazon? Launched in 1995 it is the largest online retailer on earth with annual revenues bigger than the GDP of most of the countries in the world.…

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