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by Zimba
Fri 16 Feb, 2024 09.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68295306# Rekom, owner of various night clubs and venues announcing closure of a number of sites. Around me, pretty much all the proper night clubs have closed now - closest at least an hours drive away. Thing is, they never were cheap places to go and now people...
by Zimba
Fri 27 Oct, 2023 20.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847063

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It's a pretty shrewd way of getting The Range into the high street using an established brand in Wilko. No surprise that the Plymouth based company will open up two stores in Devon first in Exeter and er...Plymouth. I wonder if one of the two 'South East' openings will be a London store? Not sure w...
by Zimba
Fri 27 Oct, 2023 09.16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847063

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Not surprising to see that The Range is opening Wilko stores already. Mind I thought it would take longer than they have. Had a feeling they would as they virtually have no high street presence at all. Mind can't see them doing much in the North East as all the good units have been took by Poundland...
by Zimba
Sun 15 Oct, 2023 21.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
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Views: 847063

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WillPS wrote: Sat 14 Oct, 2023 13.14 I think they possibly have one eye on replacing the 'The Range' brand (which is shite, let's face it) with Wilko at some point. Maybe some awful hybrid 'Wilko @ The Range' or something.
Honestly, wouldn't surprise me one bit at all tbh. It's a naff name, bit like the shop really.
by Zimba
Fri 13 Oct, 2023 21.32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
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None of it's in stock yet, but if just half of what's promised materialises then that is *a lot* of own brand GM lines to carry for an online retailer; unless they're planning to put all this Wilko branded stock in to The Range as well? To answer my own question, according to my local terrible qual...
by Zimba
Thu 12 Oct, 2023 07.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
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I'm not sure Wilko should have it's test server publically live but it 100% is - https://www.wilko-it.com/en-uk/. Definitely not a scam site, just came across it accidently when looking for how to look after some seeds I got from Wilko and it keeps getting updated including having The Range head of...
by Zimba
Wed 11 Oct, 2023 22.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847063

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I'm not sure Wilko should have it's test server publically live but it 100% is - https://www.wilko-it.com/en-uk/. Definitely not a scam site, just came across it accidently when looking for how to look after some seeds I got from Wilko and it keeps getting updated including having The Range head off...
by Zimba
Fri 06 Oct, 2023 22.47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847063

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Mind, the Iceland Swift we had at Four Lane Ends was terrible, just expensive and pointless. Now gone and not surprised at all, the Tesco Express along the road was just much better. I've never understood the point of Iceland Swifts - well, not the one in Hounslow anyway. Up the same stretch of roa...
by Zimba
Fri 06 Oct, 2023 10.13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847063

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Given it's no longer "Everything £1", maybe the Poundland name should be retired? Isn't it called Dealz in Ireland, where the currency is the Euro so the Poundland name wouldn't make sense? The Dealz name doesn't mention a specific price or currency, so it's futureproof. Poundworld had al...
by Zimba
Thu 05 Oct, 2023 19.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847063

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Given it's no longer "Everything £1", maybe the Poundland name should be retired? Isn't it called Dealz in Ireland, where the currency is the Euro so the Poundland name wouldn't make sense? The Dealz name doesn't mention a specific price or currency, so it's futureproof. Poundworld had al...
by Zimba
Tue 03 Oct, 2023 08.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847063

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Looks like Poundland are running these shops with a very light touch rebranding: https://www.sloughobserver.co.uk/news/23824921.wilko-reopens-poundland-today-maidenhead-high-street/ I imagine it's temporary but I expected them to close and put their normal fit out (which isn't especially elaborate)...