Poundworld SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Poundworld with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company

Family owned – Chris Edwards & Chris Edwards Junior




Lifestyle and Retail

Tagline/ Slogan

Everything £1


Poundworld offers products at £1

Poundworld STP


Price conscious customers

Target Group

Lower middle class, retired or unemployed


Curtail your expenses

Poundworld SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Poundworld :

1. Poundworld had nearly 200 stores spread across Britain

2. Subsidiary DiscountUK is a multi-price brand and has over 30 stores

3. Offered over 5000 products within the £1 cap

4. “Poundworld express” stores have convenience format

5. Strong brand presence in UK as it targets a huge middle class market


1. Limited brands and variety to offer compared to bigger brands

2. Poundworld had no presence outside UK

3. With inflation, fewer items are available every year at a price lower than £1.


1. Online retail and home delivery service

2. Small section of “Over £1” within the stores

3. Customer loyalty program to strengthen market share


1. £1 USP is not unique to Poundworld and affects margins

2. Mom & pop stores offer local competition

3. Increasing presence of convenience stores across UK

4. Major players in the retail sector offering products at lower prices by purchasing directly from manufacturer and eliminating whole-sellers

Poundworld Competition


Below are the 5 main Poundworld competitors :

1. 99p Stores

2. PoundStretcher

3. Poundland

4. Boots


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