London news Woolworths, Kwik Save, C&A and Blockbuster - The shops Londoners miss Uk news
MetiNews.Com - They were all famous for different products
Breaking News ! The 12 - our new FREE email with all the news you need Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.I'M INWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeLooking back, a number of great shops have closed in recent years. From Woolworth to Blockbuster, there are many shops which all of us have fond memories of. On social media recently, some people debated which iconic shops they missed the most, with some even suggesting they should make a comeback. The four contestants mentioned are names we've all heard of: Woolworths, Blockbuster, C&A and Kwik Save. Other shops such as BHS and Allders were thrown into the mix but these four are the torch carriers for this particular shopping skirmish. Each chain sold very different items from one another.
Everyone loved Woolworths
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Affectionately known as Woolies, this store was a nation's favourite. It was founded by Frank Woolworth, an American entrepreneur who brought his name and store to Liverpool in the early 1900s. It was opened to spectacular fireworks, circus performances and a full orchestra and shoppers sang its praises for almost a 100 years before its last stores shut down in January 2009. Its online presence went down shortly after in 2015. The chain sold a variety of merchandise and can probably compare to Wilko in today's era. It had defined categories of: entertainment, home, kids (toys and clothing) and confectionery, and the stores became smaller in the 1980s. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here .
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