I popped down to my local Woolies in south-west London this morning, just as it threw open its doors, and captured the excitement on my trusty Nokia. Inside, there were a lot of disappointed punters. It seems the failing retailer can't even get its closing-down sale right. Where were the 50% discounts? 10% and 20% certainly. But according to regulars, nothing much seemed to have changed from yesterday or the day before.
I hope soon to post some reflections on this great icon of the British high street.
Woolworths: did it have to end in tears? Coming soon to Washed and Ready to Eat.