Recession Proof Businesses: #3 Bargain/discount store

In part 3 of our look at recession proof businesses we turn to retail and the pile-it-high-sell-it-cheap philosophy of High Street discount stores…

When times are hard, discount stores thrive, and probably the best known is Poundland – discount specialist where the clue is in the name. 2013 has been a busy year – they’ve been opening new shops up and down the country and now they total 430 stores…

Of course, Poundland is a multi-million pound operation with its own warehousing and logistics network to match – but, like everyone, they started somewhere. Burton-upon-Trent to be exact, in 1990. The early days weren’t all plain sailing for the firm. A shortage of warehousing space in the mid-1990s stifled the company’s growth, pushing their storage capacity beyond its limits.

It was a time when Self Storage was a fledgling industry in the UK. If the same happened now the solution would be a simple – just rent some of our safe, secure and affordable self storage space.


So if you’re embarking on some entrepreneurial retail wizardry – and need a canny solution to your warehousing needs – give us a call. We’re sure we’ll be able to help.   Or visit our Business Storage page

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