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The company has over 350 employees and also operates another retail chain in Singapore under the Seven Dollar Shop brand name.
But it remains to be seen if dollar shops housed in other retail formats will prove a viable merchandising concept.
Indeed, these retailers run the risk of not only cannibalizing their existing assortments, but trading down their stores' image a notch "if the items in their dollar shops are of a lesser quality than what is in their own stores," said Arnold Aronson, managing director of retail strategies at Kurt Salmon Associates.
Taking a cue from today's hottest retail sector, merchants such as Wal-Mart, Target and Mervyn's are testing dollar departments and full-fledged dollar shops in their stores.
Wal-Mart is experimenting with Pennies 'n Cents shops; Target is testing One Spot departments; and Mervyn's, Target's promotional department store sibling, has rolled out $1 to $5 Dollar Shops to all of its units.
Looking to Poundland's future, Mr McCarthy added: "The example of the dollar shops in the US underpins my notion Poundland will be around.
Taking a cue from this hot retail sector, merchants such as Wal-Mart, Target and Mervyn's have rolled out dollar shops in their stores.
With industrial workers making only the equivalent of $5 US per month, most people will do almost anything to get hold of that precious currency in order to buy the goods found only in US dollar shops.
We are already a $1 billion business, if you contrast us to the dollar shops in the US, and aim to reach pounds 1 billion in turnover in the next two to three years.
These include leveraging a new prototype, dollar shops and working to match Wal-Mart on like products.
It includes store remodels and new concepts, such as dollar shops and preteen girl's shops.
Other big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kmart, Kroger and Mervyn's have been testing the dollar store waters with in-store dollar shops and stand-alone departments.