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Better stock up - they're in receivership.
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Re: PoundLand film

Great shame for the employees, and a pitty for photographers that Agfa Vista, aka PoundLand Film, disappeared years ago.

The business model was well and truly flawed; the smallest of margins set against rising costs brought about by inflation, plus an adverse $ / £ exchange rate.
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Great shame for the employees, and a pitty for photographers that Agfa Vista, aka PoundLand Film, disappeared years ago.

The business model was well and truly flawed; the smallest of margins set against rising costs brought about by inflation, plus an adverse $ / £ exchange rate.
They were/are one of our customers. Brexit didn't help of course - it was the primary driver of an approx 20% devaluation in the £.
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Re: PoundLand film

You sure Poundland are in trouble and not Poundworld?
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You sure Poundland are in trouble and not Poundworld?
PoundLand seem to be ok, don't they, it's Poundworld that are in trouble. But, neither sell the Agfa Vista, it was hasta la vista unfortunately. With hindsight I should have filled the fridge.
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Just observed that PoundLand film has been Explored
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Oops, sorry - yes I meant PoundWorld!
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Re: PoundLand film

I would guess that they are similar business models, so if one is in trouble the other cannot be far behind. In fact, it's quite clear that high street retail as a whole is under increasing pressure in a difficult environment. Radical action is needed, such as capping rents, abolishing business rates and/or increasing taxation on Internet retailers.


Presumably the film costs just a £1 - buy it while you can!
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Re: PoundLand film

"Capping rents"! It seems that many councils would rather a business collapse and the shop remain empty, than make the rent affordable!

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If Leamington is anything to go by, the council seem to have no shortage of people wanting to take over as retailers pull out - but it's all coffee shops and charity shops. You can hardly walk 100 yards now without finding another coffee shop. I guess by charging £3 for a coffee they can afford the rates.
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I would guess that they are similar business models, so if one is in trouble the other cannot be far behind. In fact, it's quite clear that high street retail as a whole is under increasing pressure in a difficult environment. Radical action is needed, such as capping rents, abolishing business rates and/or increasing taxation on Internet retailers.


Presumably the film costs just a £1 - buy it while you can!
Many of us are culpable to a degree in the way we've changed the way we shop, ie from the high street to the internet. If I'm buying something more that £50, for example, I'll check the shop price and then compare with the Internet.

Sadly, PoundLand film, 'AgfaVista200', was withdrawn a year or so ago. No more unfortunately.
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