Former Woolworths stores – status update

Closing down sale at Woolworths

Closing down sale at Woolworths

There have been a few more announcements of new occupants for old Woolworths stores over the last couple of weeks:

Meanwhile, the Waltham Forest Guardian wins the prize for biggest Woolworths-related non-story of the week – “Loughton High Road branch of Woolworths not bought by Argos”. That’s good to know…

What’s opened (or opening) up in your local Woolies? Or is the store still empty? Post a comment below and let us know.

8 Responses to “Former Woolworths stores – status update”

  1. Dave Murdock said:

    Jul 28, 09 at 09:43

    Claire Robertson’s Wellworths store in Dorchester, Dorset celebrated its 100,000th customer a few weeks ago, and Wee W in Stornoway is apparently to open in August.

  2. Soult's Retail View» Blog Archive » More old Woolies sites to be taken over said:

    Jul 30, 09 at 20:21

    [...] my previous post three days ago, there have been several more announcements regarding former Woolworths sites that have found new [...]

  3. Soult's Retail View» Blog Archive » Alworths plans Cupar and Forfar openings, as Graham pays a visit to Amersham said:

    May 31, 10 at 20:01

    [...] blogged about in July, Cupar’s old Woolies, in Crossgate, had been taken over by Glasgow-based value retailer [...]

  4. Mr Value said:

    Jun 01, 10 at 16:51

    The Pound mart in Cupar and Forfar has closed very quicky and they have re opened in Dundee within the Wellgate centre. Pound Mart is based in Chichester, yet opens shops in Scotland ??. Their head office address is a PO BOX ?. Does anybody know anythig about this company

  5. Mr Value said:

    Jun 01, 10 at 16:52

    ASCO stores have all gone bust and left lots of suppliers out of pocket !!

  6. Graham Soult said:

    Jun 01, 10 at 17:21

    Thanks for that Mr Value! Funnily enough, I actually did an updated blog on Pound-Mart only yesterday – see http://www.soultsretailview.co.uk/2010/05/31/alworths-plans-cupar-and-forfar-openings-as-graham-pays-a-visit-to-amersham/. Both the Cupar and Forfar stores are to become branches of Alworths.

  7. Graham Soult said:

    Jun 01, 10 at 17:52

    Re ASCO, there was only ever one store, in Warrington, wasn’t there? I note that the website http://www.ascostores.co.uk/ is also suspended. Crains has coverage (from 24 May) of Asco’s winding up here, reporting that: “Asco Stores Ltd, which aimed to create a new chain of small supermarkets in the North West, has been wound up following pressure from creditors… Five companies owed a total of £53,620 joined a petition against the company at Liverpool District Registry last week.”

  8. Soult's Retail View » Readers’ ex-Woolies updates from Harrow and Finchley Road said:

    Apr 17, 11 at 21:02

    [...] range of £1 to £2.” With our high streets now full of Poundlands, 99p Stores and even a 90p Store, I’d be curious to hear of any other unusual price point stores that readers have come [...]


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