The Range: The value variety chain bringing back Wilko


With news emerging that five Wilko stores will be brought back to high streets and retail parks by new owner The Range, Retail Week explores what the value variety retailer has been doing to cement its place as a staple in UK retail

Value variety chain The Range has been a part of British retail since it first opened its doors in 1989 under its previous name, CDS Superstores, and is best known for its assortment of home, leisure and garden products.

After keeping a relatively low profile, the retailer hit the headlines in September when it was announced that it would acquire Wilko’s brand, website and intellectual property for the sum of £5m, and it resumed online trading in mid-October.

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