Penny drops that new bargain store will see prices rise

Poundland, Leighton Buzzard
Poundland, Leighton Buzzard

Prudent savers will know if you look after the pennies then the pounds will look after themselves.

But the bargain hunters of Leighton Buzzard will be having less shrapnel rattling around in their pockets if they’re regulars at one town centre premises.

That’s because on February 6, Leighton’s 99p Stores shop reopened as Poundland!

A spokesman for Poundland said: “We are pleased to announce that a new store in Leighton Buzzard opened on the 6th February 2016. The new store is part of the company’s 99p conversion, following the buy-out in 2015.”

The spokesman failed to comment on what would change following the transformation of the former Woolworths building – apart from the name and the penny price hike.

He added: “Serving over 7 million customers every week, Poundland offers an irresistible shopping experience where shoppers are guaranteed to find thousands of quality products in each store, including over 1,000 well-known brands, across 17 shopping categories including food and drink, health and beauty, household, gardening, DIY, Pet, Stationery, Books, DVDs and Toys.”