The news that Woolworths was collapsing broke five years ago today. Retail Week takes a look at its old stores and how the high street has changed.
Woolworths’ old stores provide a fascinating snapshot of today’s high street. Below is a sample of what the stores have become, from data collected by Graham Soult, owner of consultancy Canny Insights.
Most common uses of ex-Woolworths stores
1. Poundland (including Dealz)
2. B&M Bargains (including B&M Home Store)
5. The Original Factory Shop
6. 99p Stores (including Family Bargains)
7=. Home Bargains
7=. Poundworld (including Discount UK)
10=. Heron Foods
Based on a sample of 251 stores
Source: Graham Soult.