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This warm, witty and entertaining docu-soap goes behind the scenes of Britain's newest bargain chain to capture the madness, mistakes and mayhem as they try to take on and undercut the big names of the discount fashion world and become the cheapest on the high street.Headed up by retail royalty, ex Asda boss Andy Bond and former Sainsbury's clothing supremo Adrian Mountford, Pep & Co has fifty stores across the country.The series follows the daily working lives of staff from the high pressure of head office to the daily struggles on the shop floor and we meet the funny, savvy and insightful shoppers who will do anything to bag a bargain. Plus, we learn the secrets of how high street retailers really work.
In this episode, the new kids on the bargain block face the challenge of supplying to the fast and sometimes fickle demand of the bargain customer. Shoppers can't get enough of Pep & Co's bargain black leggings, but there's chaos for the management team as on the shop floor stock levels dwindle. The race is on to get them back in stores before punters go to the competition.
In Birkenhead, in the post-sale slump of early spring, store manager Caroline, has lots of supply but no demand. Prepared to do anything to get customers through her doors, the latest idea is to use ‘pester power' to get the shoppers in. Caroline recruits local school kids to spend a day working on the shop floor in the hope that they will bring in their parents to spend, spend, spend!
In Paisley, the male staff are finding it hard to charm the ladies with their sales patter. So, before the MD, Adrian inspects, shop boss, Angela, is pulling out all the stops to get her male work force up to scratch as well as carrying out her own market research to find out what the people of Paisley want. The legging lovers of Paisley are demanding brown leggings but will MD Adrian be able to supply them with what they want?
And will one of the few clothing manufactures left in the United Kingdom rise to the challenge and give the customer exactly what they want?
The company step into the fiercely competitive arena of school uniforms. Trading director Cathy has introduced a one pound school polo shirt, which she hopes will be a success. The school uniform range is put to the test with a muddy fun-filled trial by a bunch of kids. Back at headquarters, chairman Andy Bond decides to take on the supermarkets. One of them already has a money back guarantee that their school uniform range will withstand 100 days of wear and tear. Pep and Co decides to guarantee their range for 101 days - a cheeky move, but will it attract more custom?
In this edition, the company launch an in-house competition to keep staff at the top of their game. War breaks out in two of their Birmingham stores as competing managers Sam and Michelle go head-to-head. The relentless wheel of recruitment hits Pep and Co hard as they face replacing two managers, and area manager Heidi is under pressure to fill the vacancies fast before the stores start to suffer. She is looking for someone with the X factor to join the team - but will the candidates make the right impression?
In the final episode of the series, Adrian is facing his biggest battle yet at Pep&Co's HQ as he takes on the Great British weather. The first big bank holiday weekend is crucial for all retailers, but with snow forecast and the shops full of summer clothes, will it be boom or bust? Meanwhile, in the Midlands, one of Pep&Co's rivals invades their turf.
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