Which Wellcome stores will be closed? Wilko announces closure of 15 UK stores

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  • Wilko has confirmed it intends to close 15 stores in the UK this year. It was tough on the high street last year, and a company that operates at Worksop said the decision was made because leases on some stores were about to expire.

    Wilko has long been one of our favorite stores where you can enjoy the biggest home decor trends on a tight budget. The first of 15 stores will begin closing in February next year.

    Will Wilco close?

    Wilko’s isn’t closing forever, so don’t worry there’s still a place to invest in cheap kitchen ideas in 2022. Wilco said 11 of the 15 affected stores had replacement Wilco within three miles.

    In front of the Wilcon store

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    Wilco also said some stores may remain open if leases are reached. The company also stressed that the closure will not affect the ability to open and relocate new stores.

    “We will continue to work closely together to improve our business and secure the future of our 16,000+ team members. We will do everything we can to support relevant team members. Potential locations are available in nearby stores.”

    “We apologize to the community who closed stores, but we will continue to provide them with everything they need in their local stores or through wilko.com.”

    Which Wellcome stores will be closed?

    • Shipley
    • Bournemouth
    • stockton
    • Fort (Birmingham)
    • Scunthorpe
    • Narborough Street, Leicester
    • Grantham
    • Redditch
    • Rotherham
    • Skegness
    • Sutton Coldfield
    • Edmonton Blue
    • Llanelli
    • Merthyr Tydfil
    • Cleethorpe

    When does the Wellcome store close?

    Store closures are expected to begin in Shipley, Bournemouth, Stockton and Fort (Birmingham) in February. The Scunthorpe store closed in March, Narborough Road (Leicester) in April and Grantham and Redditch in May.

    Redditch, Rotherham and Skegness are closed in June, Edmonton Green in July, Llanelli in August, Merthyr Tydfil in September, and Cliso in October Puth.

    grey paint in the bedroom

    Image credit: Wilco

    Roger Jenkins, the GMB national official, called the closure “a new nail in the high street’s coffin”.

    “This closure has had a huge impact on Wilcom employees and the communities that use them,” he told the BBC. “This is another pound in the high street coffin and GMB is calling on councils and landlords to review commercial leases and offer lower rents.”

    “Empty streets and malls are not in anyone’s interest, but unless the cost of space can be reduced, closing 400 stores a week is inevitable.”

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    Source : idealhome.co.uk

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