Tagged: Shop Direct

Fascia of 'Not Woolworths' in Coatbridge (4 Dec 2014). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Woolworths: How speculation about its “return to the high street” all began with a dodgy April Fool


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If you’ve read the news headlines over the last couple of days, you could be forgiven for thinking that Woolworths is about to come back...

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Well Worth It! in Ledbury (8 Oct 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Ledbury’s ‘son of Woolies’ – and a visual identity inspired by the past


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Dorchester’s famous Wellworths may have had to change its name to Wellchester at Shop Direct’s behest, but a store in the Herefordshire town of Ledbury...

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Wellchester's Claire Robertson (8 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

As Wellworths becomes Wellchester, Claire Robertson talks tweaking and expansion


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For someone who makes a habit of visiting old Woolworths – and I’ve racked up about 140 so far – there can be few ex-Woolies...

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Former Woolworths (now Poundworld), West Ealing (24 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

West Ealing’s surprising former Woolies building


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While visiting London last month, I also found time to pay a visit to the interesting shopping area of West Ealing – home, as you...

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Shop Direct’s move to protect the Woolies brand – Wellworth the bad press?


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Last week’s news that the celebrated Wellworths store, in Dorchester, is being forced to change its name by Shop Direct reignites one of the most interesting threads...

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The fight to be Woolworths’ heir


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Just a quick post this evening, but I wanted to flag up a well-written and interesting article by Kiran Stacey in yesterday’s Financial Times, entitled “The...

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Woolworths to make a high street return?


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An interesting story in today’s Times about what it claims is Shop Direct’s plan to “bring Woolworths back to the high street”, with “room for...

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Two pairs of Wellies?


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I was interested to read on This is Money a few days ago that Claire Robertson of Wellworths fame is apparently in talks with “unnamed venture...

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