History

Our journey from 1990 to the present day

Pepco Group


2021

Enters Spain

2020

2,000th store opened - Enters Spain, Italy & Serbia

2019

Enters Bulgaria

2018

Opens first Baltic stores in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

2016

1,000th store opened

2015-2017

Enters Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Slovenia

2014

500th store opened

2013

Expands into the Czech Republic and Slovakia

2007

100th store opened

2003

Pepkor South Africa acquires 14 former Poundstretcher stores and launches PEPCO brand in Poland the following year

Pepco

2020

Acquired Fultons Frozen Foods - 100th Frozen Store-in-Store opened

2019

Launches proposition change programme with 8 new price points

2018

Opens 200th Clothing Store-in-Store

2017

Begins PEP&CO Store-in-Store roll out

2016

Acquired by Pepkor

2016

Poundland acquired by Pepkor Europe

2009

Launches in Northern Ireland

1990

Established in Burton-upon-Trent

Poundland

2020

Passes 100 stores in mainland Europe

2018

The Dealz brand is launched in Poland

2014

Enters the Spanish market

2011

First Dealz stores open in the Republic of Ireland

Dealz

2020

PGS starts process to exclusively supply Pepco Group companies

2018

Acquired by Pepco Group

2017

Poundland's sourcing office in Hong Kong is incorporated into PGS

2009-2015

Sourcing offices established in Shenzhen, Bangladesh and India

2008

Sourcing offices established in Shanghai serving Pepkor retailer Ackermans

PGS

Note: Steinhoff acquired Pepkor South Africa, including the Pepco Group (previously known as Pepkor Europe) in 2015. Whilst the majority of shares in the Pepco Group are indirectly owned by Steinhoff, it is managed independently through its devolved leadership team.