Tagged: Wellworths

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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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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Out of the ruins of Faith comes Hope


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It’s always good to hear of a retailer that is rising from the ashes, Wellworths-style, so I was pleased to read in The Appointment magazine...

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


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Following in the footsteps of Dorchester’s Wellworths, Stornoway’s Wee W and even Wallsend’s Well Worth It , the latest ‘son of Woolworths’ store – Alworths –...

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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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