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!!