Wilko Announces Return to High Streets with New Stores Across the UK


Beloved Retailer Wilko to Make a Comeback

After the heartbreaking news of Wilko closing all of its shops, the retailer has now revealed the locations where it will be making a return. New stores will be launching in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, offering shoppers everything they need.

Exciting Launches in St Albans and Rotherham

The next two newest Wilko stores will be located in St Albans (The Maltings) and Rotherham (Parkgate Shopping Park). Spring 2024 will see the opening of these stores, with specific timings to be announced soon.

Bigger, Better, and More Convenient

Wilko's new concept stores are set to be "bigger and better" than before, providing customers with popular features like next day delivery and flexible payment terms. The stores will offer a wide range of wilko-brand products alongside well-known brands.

Positive Feedback and Exciting Plans

CEO of Wilko, Alex Simpkin, expressed the company's delight at the positive reaction to the new concept stores. The feedback from both returning and new customers has given them the confidence to continue with their store opening plans. Wilko is currently in advanced negotiations with landlords and reviewing all options for further store openings.

Prioritizing Ex-Wilko Employees

Wilko remains committed to giving ex-employees priority during the recruitment process for the new stores. This commitment reflects the company's appreciation for its loyal workforce.

From Collapse to Relaunch

Wilko made the difficult decision to close all of its shops in September 2023 due to inflationary pressures, competition, and supply chain challenges. However, the brand was saved through a £5 million deal with The Range, ensuring that Wilko would continue to thrive in the retail market.

Customers Overjoyed with the News

Customers expressed their excitement on social media platforms like Instagram, with many eagerly anticipating the relaunch of Wilko. The retailer's online presence has already been established, and shoppers can expect their favorite Wilko-own brand products to return soon.

Future Expansion and Continued Support

Wilko is determined to expand its presence and provide customers with the products they need for their homes and gardens. The company encourages interested agents and landlords to get in touch as it explores new opportunities for growth.

Coming Soon to a High Street Near You

Wilko's return to high streets across the UK is eagerly awaited by loyal customers. Keep an eye out for the opening of the new stores and experience the convenience and quality that Wilko has to offer.