A Woolies twist to every story

Graham Soult

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

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11 Responses

  1. Donperignon says:

    After Woolworths on Northumberland Street Closed. It bcame Next, after Next it was Virgin which became Zavvi, then it was Peacocks, now it is Sports Direct.

  2. sheila says:

    My first job in 1976 was in woolworths in northumberland street.I was 16

  3. Angus Greenland says:

    The site was a NEXT post woolies and prior to Virgin

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