‘Wilko may look like Woolies 2.0, but it could still have a future’

Wilko Sunderland

Wilko may be teetering on the brink of administration, but the retailer is not necessarily destined to go the same way as its general merchandise predecessor, says George MacDonald

When Woolworths went down more than 10 years ago, Wilko looked likely to happily fill the gap left behind as the home of pick ‘n’ mix and general merchandise categories such as home and garden.

But Wilko now looks likely to follow Woolworths in a way it would rather not as it teeters on the precipice of likely administration. 

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