THE millionaire ex-boss of Poundworld who was hired to save rival Poundstretcher has branded the troubled chain a “crock of s**t.”
Chris Edwards, 67, who sold his business for £150million in 2015, made the shocking comments in a Channel 4 documentary.
Handout Chris Edwards, 67, who was hired as Poundstretcher CEO in October, called one store ‘grotty’
In the show, the Yorkshire entrepreneur bemoans the state of Poundstretcher after being made its tenth CEO in a decade by tycoon owner Aziz Tayub.
Edwards calls one store “grotty and “atrocious” while reducing a female manager to tears in one scene.
He also insists that staff should be searched at the end of their shifts after watching CCTV footage of employees stealing products.
While visiting one “boring” shop, he said: “It’s a grotty old place. If there are any worse than this, then God help us.”