Five Wilko stores will be returning to the high street before Christmas (Picture: PA)
Two of these shops will open on December 1 at the Armada Centre in Plymouth and the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter.
A third shops will then open at the Arndale Centre in Luton on December 8.
Another two will also open before Christmas, but the location and date is not yet confirmed.
The chain’s new owner, CDS Superstores, which also owns The Range, saidthey plan to hire up to 80 local staff per store, giving ex-Wilko employees priority for interviews.
Each new store will stock Wilko products and also major brands.
CDS Superstores chief executive Alex Simpkin said: ‘It’s clear that there’s a huge love for Wilko and we’re proud to confirm we’ll be re-introducing the brand to high streets in Plymouth, Exeter and Luton in the coming weeks.
‘We’re also glad to be bringing employment opportunities to these towns and for helping local families and communities have easy access to all the everyday home and garden items they need once again.
Where and when will the first three Wilko stores open?
Plymouth – Unit A, Armada Centre, Mayflower Street, PL1 1QL – December 1
Exeter – Unit 100, Guildhall Shopping Centre, EX4 3HP – December 1
Luton – 141/147 Arndale Centre, LU1 2TN – December 8
Wilko stores closed on October 8 after collapsing into administration (Picture: PA)
‘This initial rollout is only the beginning for our plans for revitalising the Wilko brand on the nation’s high streets and retail parks, and we’ll be announcing further store launches and re-openings throughout 2024.’
Sources said after these first five stories open, more will follow next year across the UK, MailOnline reports.
Wilko closed down on October 8 after collapsing into administration.
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Five Wilko stores will be returning to the high street before Christmas.