Midlands Business

Price falls could leave us deflated

Negative inflation has seen prices fall on the High Street

After inflation turned negative this week, Business Editor Simon Penfold discovers that what the economy really needs is a little bit of positive inflation.

25 years of the Poundland empire

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Tomorrow morning Jim McCarthy, the chief executive of Poundland, will bury a time capsule at the chain’s Willenhall headquarters and release a flight of balloons to mark the beginning of celebrations of its 25th anniversary.

Jobs under threat at Willenhall firm

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Jobs are under threat at a specialist plant and construction equipment hire company in Willenhall which has launched a nationwide consultation with staff over planned changes.