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Full list of 47 Wilko stores shutting for good today and disappearing from the high street forever

WILKO is closing another 47 shops for good today, ahead of all 400 shops shutting forever.

The fallen retailer is closing the doors on a total of 86 shops this week, with all remaining sites to close by early October.


Wilko will shut another 47 stores for good today[/caption]

Administrators at PwC announced on Tuesday that 111 more stores will serve customers for the last time next week.

The much-loved discounter tumbled into administration on August 10 after trying and failing to find a backer for the company.

Poundland has since snapped up up to 71 shops, stating that Wilko workers will be first in the line for new jobs.

The discount chain hopes to have them ready to open in time for Christmas trading later this year. 

A £13million deal to sell up to 51 Wilko stores to rival B&M had already been agreed.

Each of the 122 stores bought by the discount chains will be rebranded under their new owners names.

Sadly, a buyer for the whole business couldn’t be found and it has since been announced that all 400 shops will close in the coming weeks.

As a result, thousands of Wilko workers will be made redundant.

Administrators have agreed the sale of the retailer’s brand name and website to The Range.

It means the name will live on elsewhere but the shops will soon vanish from the high street for good.

The following stores will shut for good by the end of today:

  • Allestree
  • Andover
  • Bedford
  • Beeston
  • Bicester
  • Bloxwich
  • Bolton
  • Bordon
  • Bransholme
  • Bridgend, Bury
  • Carlton
  • Clacton on Sea
  • Cramlington
  • Crewe
  • Cwmbran
  • Cyfarthfa
  • Denton
  • Driffield
  • Droitwich
  • Edmonton Green
  • Farnborough
  • Fort Kinnaird
  • Fulham
  • Gateshead
  • Gorleston
  • Grays
  • Greenock
  • Havant
  • Hereford
  • Hillsborough
  • Holyhead
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Northampton
  • Orton
  • Parc Trostre Llanelli
  • Penge
  • Peterlee
  • Pwllheli
  • Shrewsbury
  • Slough
  • Swindon
  • Tamworth Retail Park
  • Taunton
  • Walton on Thames
  • Wheatley Retail Park
  • Wigan
  • Wolverhampton

On September 12, 24 Wilko stores closed for good and on Thursday, September 14, another 28 stores shut up shop.

Both of Wilko’s warehouses, called distribution centres, also closed on September 15.

further 38 stores pulled down the shutters one last time on September 17.

Another 38 shops closed on Tuesday this week, leaving workers and shoppers devastated.

After the 47 closures today, the chainwill close 37 stores on Sunday, September 24.

Another 37 shops will then close for good on Tuesday, September 26.

And 37 further stores will shut forever on Thursday, September 28.

Timings for when the remaining stores will be shutting shop will be announced in due course, according to PwC.

Meanwhile, Wilko shoppers have been left in tears after a worker bid farewell to their empty store before it shut for good.

Plus, another major supermarket has revealed it could take over Wilko sites as part of a huge expansion.

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September 21, 2023 at 01:27PM

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