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WILKO broke thousands of shoppers' hearts when it collapsed into administration.

The family-owned chain employed 12,500 staff and ran 400 shops before it hired administrators early last month.

It struggled under increased pressure from weak consumer spending and debts to suppliers.

Administrators at PwC were forced to sell off Wilko’s assets after failing to secure a rescue deal for the whole business.

All 400 of its stores will close, with the last remaining shops set to shut on October 8.

But PwC did manage to strike a deal with three other retailer's to buy different parts of the business.



Exact date first 10 Wilko stores will REOPEN as Poundland in days


Shoppers are rushing to Wilko to snap up bargain buys that've been slashed by 70%

Discount chain B&M bought 51 Wilko stores, while The Range agreed a deal to buy Wilko’s brand for around £5 million.

Plus, Poundland owner Pepco agreed earlier this month to buy up to 71 Wilko shops.

B&M is yet to confirm which branches it has bought, but it said it'll give an update in November.

Meanwhile, the first ten former Wilko locations set to reopen their doors as Poundland branches on September 30 has been revealed.

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Which Wilko stores are reopening?

Former Wilko shops across the country are set to reopen as Poundland outlets.

Poundland said the 71 Wilko stores it bought will stock customer favourites, including clothing, alongside any existing Wilko clearance items.

The group said it is planning to roll out a full makeover of the stores throughout 2024 to become “fully operational Poundlands”.

The following former Wilko stores will reopen as Poundland shops on September 30:

  • Broad Street, Chell Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, West Midlands
  • Pendle Rise Shopping Centre, Nelson, Lancashire
  • The Peel Centre, Great Portwood Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • The Mall, Church Street, Eccles, Manchester
  • London Street, Southport, Merseyside
  • Lord Street, Leigh, Greater Manchester
  • East Street, Barking, London
  • High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Bede Precinct, Viking Centre, Jarrow, South Tyneside
  • The Broadway, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Below, is the full list of Wilko stores that have been bought by Poundland:

  • Aberdare
  • Alfreton
  • Alnwick
  • Altrincham
  • Ammanford
  • Ashby
  • Barking
  • Bedminster
  • Beeston
  • Bicester
  • Bishop Stortford
  • Bletchley
  • Bolton
  • Brentwood
  • Brigg
  • Cambridge
  • Chepstow
  • Coalville
  • Cramlington
  • Droitwich
  • Eccles
  • Edmonton Green
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Ferndown
  • Gateshead
  • Grays
  • Greenock
  • Grimsby
  • Havant
  • Hayes
  • Headingley
  • Hessle Road, Hull
  • Hillsborough
  • Hitchin
  • Jarrow
  • Killingworth
  • Kimberley
  • Lee Circle
  • Leek
  • Leigh
  • Lichfield
  • Maidenhead
  • Matlock
  • Melton Mowbray
  • Nelson
  • Northallerton
  • Orton
  • Pembroke Dock
  • Peterlee
  • Pontefract
  • Pontypool
  • Redhill
  • Redruth
  • Ripley
  • Rugeley
  • Sale
  • Seaham
  • Selly Oak
  • Shrewsbury Darwin Centre
  • South Shields
  • Southport
  • Stafford
  • Stamford
  • Stockport
  • Thornaby
  • Wellington
  • Wembley
  • West Ealing
  • Wombwell
  • Worcester
  • Worksop

Meanwhile, we look at what went wrong at Wilko to cause its collapse.

Plus, the retailer has shared an emotional statement as it prepares to close all of its 400 stores.

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