Woolworths is coming back….online!
Sir David and Frederick Barclay, owners of the Shop Direct Group, have bought both the Woolworths brand and the Woolworths’ childrenswear brand Ladybird.
Chief executive Mark Newton-Jones said ‘Woolworths is a much-loved brand that engenders huge affection among British consumers and is an important part of the country’s retail heritage.’
It was a sad time when Woolworths appointed administrators Deloitte in November and there followed wholesale selling of everything, including the fixtures and fittings.
But we now have some good news, dear old Woolies is coming back.
Apparently many people are now registering on the Woolworths site, seeking to be kept up-to-date with the relaunch plans. There’s also the opportunity to add comments about what you liked or disliked about Woolworths in the hope that the new owners can make it even better.
Long live Woolies!!
Yeh, it won’t be woolies if it is online. They were a victim of the fat cats in woolies. They bit off more than they could chew. May be they could come back as a small high street shop, which would keep the price of some of there goods down and may be compete with other stores. I sound half hearted but where i live in stretford, manchester, Streford Arndale have a number of shops that have either decided that enough is enough or have gone into liquidation. May be it is a case of – Let sleeping dogs lye. It would be nice to see them back in Stretford or Urmston.
Personally, I think this is the wrong move. Woolworths is associated with the high-street; a place where you can buy things, never use them and yet feel happy. Putting Woolworths online is not bringing Woolworths back. “Odds-and-sods” shops don’t/won’t work well online