Wilko Confirms Return of Fan Favorite as Stores Reopen

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Customers Excited for the Comeback of Beloved Section

Discount retailer Wilko, which recently collapsed into administration, is reopening some of its old stores under its brand name. Two stores in Plymouth and Exeter will be the first to welcome customers back, and fans will be thrilled to know that a beloved section will be making a comeback as well. Customers will once again be able to indulge in their favorite pick 'n' mix sweets in-store.

Shoppers Express Their Joy on Social Media

Wilko announced the return of the pick 'n' mix section on its Facebook page, and the post quickly garnered over 1,000 likes and 300 comments from excited shoppers. Many expressed their happiness and nostalgia for the popular treat. One shopper commented, "Yes!!! This makes me so happy," while another said, "I miss the Wilko's Pic 'n' Mix, only place I bought it from." The return of this fan favorite is sure to bring joy to many loyal customers.

Wilko's Revival After Administration

Wilko faced financial difficulties earlier this year, leading to the closure of 400 stores and the loss of 12,000 jobs. However, parts of the business were acquired by other retailers, including Poundland and B&M, ensuring that Wilko's products would still be available to shoppers. The brand name was sold to The Range in a £5 million deal, allowing customers to continue purchasing Wilko products online through the relaunched website.

Challenges for High Street Retailers

Wilko is not the only retailer to face difficulties this year. The high street has been hit hard by the rise of online shopping and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many retailers have had to close stores due to economic challenges, including Boots and Iceland. Some, like Wilko, have gone into administration, while others have had to downsize. However, there are also retailers, such as Primark, B&M, and KFC, that are expanding and opening new stores despite the tough market conditions.

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