Tagged: Heron Foods

Postcard of Campbell Place, Stoke-upon-Trent, c1953, with Majestic Buildings on the right 6

Eighty-five years on: tracking down the ex-Woolworths in Stafford and Stoke


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An anniversary is always as good an excuse as any to write a Woolworths-related blog post, and if you were around 85 years ago today...

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Former Woolworths and Poundsworth, Girvan (21 Nov 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

I’ve now visited and tracked a quarter of the ex-Woolies estate – but what have they all become?


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Headlines: 214 ex-Woolworths stores visited, out of the 807 that closed following its collapse Of those, only 12 currently empty (6%) 7 continually empty (3%)...

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New Heron Foods website (18 May 2012) 1

Heron Foods launches new website and plots further expansion


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Heron Foods, the Hull-based discount supermarket chain, has launched a new website as it takes its first steps into cyberspace. Described by Retail Week in...

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Demolition of Tesco Gateshead (13 May 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Tesco’s express demolition: photographs of the Gateshead store biting the dust


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Demolition of Gateshead’s old Tesco superstore is nearing completion, just three weeks after it closed its doors to customers. After trading from the site since...

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Tesco Gateshead mailout (13 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Oops! Tesco’s Gateshead mailout sends customers to Poundland


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Ahead of the Gateshead superstore’s closure on 22 April, Tesco has mailed details of its temporary store to local customers – but they may have...

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Heron Foods (former Woolworths), Wallsend (19 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Wallsend’s Woolies history – from High Street West to High Street East


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Over the last few weeks I’ve highlighted some of the North East towns – including Houghton-le-Spring and Alnwick – where Woolworths originally opened in one location...

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Former Woolworths, Wallsend (22 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Heron Foods takes over Wallsend’s former Woolworths – 21 November opening planned


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After much speculation, family-owned frozen food specialist Heron Foods has revealed itself as the new occupant of Wallsend’s former Woolworths store. Following my visit two...

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Poundland fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Poundland to take over Heron Foods site in Hexham


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One of the few empty shops in Hexham will soon be occupied again, with Poundland set to move into the former Heron Foods site in Priestpopple....

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Former Woolworths, Felling (17 June 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Felling and North Kenton – two more long-closed Tyneside Woolies


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This is my 200th blog post since starting Soult’s Retail View back in July 2009, so it seems only appropriate for it to bring together two of my...

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Former Woolworths (now Poundland), Warrington (27 Dec 2010). Photograph by Beth Anderson 5

Over to you – your ex-Woolies pics from Warrington, Batley and Beverley


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With Woolworths having occupied something like 1,400 UK sites over the years, the chances of any one person having the time (or inclination) to track...

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Artist's impression of Hartlepool UGO store 10

Haldanes pledges that UGO will be “the icing on the Netto cake”


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Following my recent post about Asda’s divestment of 39 surplus Netto stores, I had the pleasure of being invited to my first press conference last Friday,...

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Woolworths, Richmond, Yorkshire (12 Mar 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

What’s become of North Yorkshire’s former Woolies?


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As well as comprehensively exploring the North East, and making the occasional excursion into Cumbria or Scotland, I’ve also clocked a few of North Yorkshire’s former...

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Early 1970s view of Washington's Woolco 8

The ghosts of Washington’s former Woolworths


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Back in February, I blogged about the former Woolworths store in Sunderland’s Fawcett Street, which closed in 2004 following its acquisition by Primark. At the...

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Butchers shop in Barnard Castle (6 March 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Shopping and lunching in Barnard Castle


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A visit to the delightful County Durham market town of Barnard Castle always lifts the spirits, even if the weather when I was last there in...

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One day – ten former Woolies – one tired blogger


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Back in September, you might recall me trumpeting the fact that I’d visited six old Woolworths in a day. Today, however, I must confess to visiting...

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