Poundworld in administration with future of transport operation uncertain


Own account operator Poundworld Retail has appointed administrators after talks with a potential buyer collapsed. The retailer, which has a fleet of 75 vehicles and 140 trailers delivering to 355 stores, has been struggling against the falling value of sterling, weak consumer confidence and rising competition in the discount retail sector. Poundworld Retail was in talks with potential buyer R Capital but after negotiations ground to a halt last week, the retailer appointed Deloitte’s restructuring partners Daniel Butters and Clare […]