There might be a recession on (OK so we have supposedly come out of recession but it still feels like there is a recession on), but there is one industry which appears to be thriving, growing, almost as rapidly as Swine Flu didn’t
In the time it took me to walk the ½ mile or so from the station to the hotel I lost count, they were everywhere...
The Pound Shop
Poundland, Everything a Pound, PoundWorld, The £1 store, Poundzilla (actually I’ve made the last one up, but if anyone does open the chain I want it made clear that I thought of the name!)
There are even the sub pound – 99p store, Everything 99p
All these, several of them with multiple stores, in that short walk.
I know that Coventry has been particularly hit by the down turn of manufacturing, but even then, how does a town support that number of £1 store without destroying all of the rest of its stores.
I have this horrible image of Coventry in a couple of year’s time just made up of pound stores.
Oh, and Greggs, there were several hundred of them as well!