Poundland has announced it has decided to branch into camping – and is offering customers a bargain £10 tent.
Because Brits have been unable to go away abroad this year due to restrictions, many have decided to try a staycation.
People have flocked to camping sites during the summer and tents are hotly in demand.
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And now Poundland has introduced a full camping range for customers to buy if they are on a budget.
The tent measures 205cm by 140cm and 100 cm high – comfortable enough for two people on a Poundland £10 blow-up air bed.
Other camping essentials for summer nights under the stars include tent pegs, cutlery set, five-in-one camping tool, mug, bowl, plate, camping pillow and 10 litre water carrier – all for £1 each.
The full camping range, including tents and airbeds, is available at more than 600 stores across the UK, but all stores will have camping and travel items and not just those in popular coastal destinations.
Poundland’s 100-plus seaside and tourist destination stores have seen a pick-up in trade since the lockdown restrictions eased and holidaymakers and day-trippers have flocked to the coast and tourist hot-spots.
These stores are getting ready for summer by highlighting their seasonal ranges and increasing stocks of chilled drinks and ice-cream.
And for those booking a foreign trip, the range also includes European or US travel adaptors, eye masks and ear plugs, inflatable neck cushions, luggage tags and passport and document holders, all for £1 each, all easily packed in a folding cabin bag.
Poundland commercial director Tim Bettley said: “Our buyers have been very canny planning for this summer so we can offer a wide range of camping gear despite the shortages reported elsewhere.
“After such a difficult time, we know how much the summer holidays mean to our customers and whether they’re looking forward to holidaying and day-tripping in the UK or flying abroad to get their summer sun, we’ve something for everyone.”
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