Wilko to open two new concept stores

16th January 2024 | Jack Oliver

The Range owner CDS Superstores is continuing to rollout the Wilko brand across the UK, with two new stores set to open in spring.

The new Wilko stores will open at The Maltings in St Albans and Parkgate Shopping Park in Rotherham. The retailer said that the exact opening dates will be announced shortly, alongside news of further openings.

In December, Wilko opened new concept stores in Plymouth, Exeter, and Luton, which the retailer said had seen an “incredible reaction” from customers. This, alongside the return of customers to the newly-enabled Wilko website, has given the brand encouragement to reopen in communities it previously served.

Alex Simpkin, CEO of CDS Superstores, said; “The initial reaction to the new concept stores has been even better than we’d hoped, we’ve seen queues of both returning and new customers at the store launches and the feedback is giving us the confidence we need to continue with our store opening plans.”

CDS Superstores said its property team is encouraging landlords across the UK to open conversations if they’re interested in being considered for the Wilko roll-out programme.

Wilko’s website and intellectual property was acquired by CDS Superstores in September following its collapse into administration.


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