Wilko shops set to return to the High Street before Christmas
Wilko will be returning to the High Street – with up to five shops reopening before Christmas.
The owner of the Range, which also bought Wilko’s website after its collapse, will launch the first two Wilko shops in Plymouth and Exeter.
Its boss said, “It’s clear that there’s a huge love for Wilko”.
The much-loved High Street chain Wilko collapsed in early August, leading to job losses and the closure of its 408 stores.
CDS Superstores, which owns The Range, said former Wilko staff would be given priority in the recruitment process for the new shops.
Its chief executive Alex Simpkin said: “The public reaction to the loss of Wilko stores was undeniable.
“That’s why we’ve taken the decision to reintroduce Wilko back to many of the High Streets and communities that it used to so proudly serve.”