One day – ten former Woolies – one tired blogger

Graham Soult

Retail consultant, writer, blogger; helping retailers via CannyInsights.com and CannySites.com. Say hello on Twitter at @soult!

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  1. January 4, 2010

    […] did manage to snap a few more ex-Woolies stores during the last fortnight. Interestingly, unlike my last set of pictures, where most of the former Woolworths sites that I visited had been taken over by other retailers, […]

  2. January 17, 2010

    […] so used my mobile to capture a shot of the recently opened The Co-operative Food – previously mentioned here – which occupies the High Street’s former Woolworths site. If you need a reminder, […]

  3. June 4, 2010

    […] up, however, are a couple of revisits, with the old Gateshead Woolies store (#154) still determinedly empty. Former Woolworths, Gateshead (12 Mar […]

  4. July 18, 2010

    […] to the nearby town of Hoddesdon instead, but is not, as far as I can tell, any relation to the Wallsend shop of the same name. Former Woolworths, Tiverton (22 June 2009). Photograph by Lewis […]

  5. August 27, 2010

    […] Street. While work on the redevelopment of Gateshead town centre appeared to have stalled, I was understandably pessimistic about the prospects of any retailer wanting to take over the former Woolies […]

  6. November 2, 2010

    […] readers of Soult’s Retail View will know that I have something of a penchant for visiting lots of old Woolworths stores in a short time, usually – for better or worse – by […]

  7. November 5, 2010

    […] you may recall, I’ve cautioned against dividing up old Woolworths units before. South Shields, for example, has gained a decent-sized Poundland – opened by Andy’s equally busy […]

  8. November 17, 2010

    […] where Cramlington Textiles Superstore was already open on the former Woolies site (#426) when I visited nearly a year ago. It’s still there, but has had a minor change of name to MIS Wallcoverings & Textiles […]

  9. January 15, 2011

    […] previous posts, I’ve written about the recently closed Woolworths store within the town’s Viking (formerly Arndale) Centre, now partly occupied by Store Twenty One. However, just as Woolworths had relocated from its […]

  10. March 3, 2011

    […] closely followed by Hartlepool and Middlesbrough. This left just Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee and Newcastle to take a look at over the last couple of days, with my visits confirming that all three are indeed […]

  11. August 12, 2011

    […] has occupied part of the ex-Woolies building in King Street since late 2009, but the other half has remained stubbornly ‘to let’ for the last couple of years. […]

  12. August 12, 2011

    […] & Textiles Superstore (formerly Cramlington Textiles) in Saville Street West, which I first visited at the end of 2009, continues to trade, but with a ‘for sale or to let’ sign above the ground-floor […]

  13. May 18, 2012

    […] more of our region’s ex-Woolworths sites than any other grocer, taking over the premises in Ashington (above), Barnard Castle, and most recently Wallsend (below), as well as others elsewhere in […]

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