Alworth the wait? The latest ‘Son of Woolworths’ opens its second shop

Graham Soult

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  1. November 20, 2009

    […] week, for example, writing about the ’son of Woolies’ chain Alworths, I mentioned the priceless Wiltshire Times article in which the vice president of Chippenham […]

  2. November 22, 2009

    […] store or good quality variety store in the town centre – just the type of gap that a store like Alworths could hopefully fill in the future. Former Kwik Save, Holyhead (23 Sep […]

  3. November 23, 2009

    […] might well claim that Woolworths has already been brought back to the high street in the form of Alworths, Wellworths or the like. The difference here is that Shop Direct actually owns the Woolworths brand […]

  4. November 24, 2009

    […] I’ve mentioned before, I do struggle a little to see B&M as a destination store. Perhaps I just find it difficult to […]

  5. December 16, 2009

    […] media attention for its Woolworths-style format (and name – perhaps another case for the Shop Direct lawyers?), complete with the obligatory pick and mix. Well Worth It is part of the Blyth-based North East […]

  6. January 8, 2010

    […] piece covers some of the same themes as my own blog posts about Wellworths, Alworths and Shop Direct’s Woolworths brand, but gives some new and interesting insights into the […]

  7. January 24, 2010

    […] previous posts I’ve talked about the gap that Woolworths’ demise has left in many smaller market towns, where the absence of a general retailer – selling a bit of everything – is keenly […]

  8. May 31, 2010

    […] Woolworths’ collapse, I’ve blogged previously about the opening of Alworths stores in Amersham and Cosham, and the launch of its website. I hadn’t, however, had the chance to visit an […]

  9. August 25, 2011

    […] long term strategy is to have a chain of 200 stores, there’s no confirmation, as yet, of the speculated about new shop in Lanark. However, the experience of the last year shows that local newspaper stories revealing potential […]

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