From charity shops to factory shops – the latest announcements on old Woolies sites

Iceland continues to pick up more Woolies stores - this one in Hexham was acquired in January

Iceland continues to pick up more Woolies stores - this one in Hexham was acquired in January

It looks like the pace of Woolworths stores finding new occupants may be picking up, with more than twenty new announcements since I last blogged on the issue – at this rate I won’t be able to keep up!

Once again, the list of incoming retailers is as eclectic as we have come to expect:

Meanwhile, the old Woolies in Rye looks set to become the town’s new library. This is positive in the short term in so far as it brings an empty building back into use. In the longer term, I’m not sure whether the viability of town centres is best served by taking over prime retail units for non-retail functions…

One Response to “From charity shops to factory shops – the latest announcements on old Woolies sites”

  1. Soult's Retail View» Blog Archive » The Original Factory Shop in Morpeth – a shift towards more upmarket locations? said:

    Jul 28, 10 at 19:38

    [...] noted previously, The Original Factory Shop has been snapping up quite a few former Woolworths branches across the UK – such as the one I visited in Porthmadog, and, closer to home, in Spennymoor. [...]


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