The parent company of The Range who bought Wilko’s website have announced that following the administration of the discount store five shops will open in time for Christmas.
The Range also bought Wilko’s intellectual property (IP) and the CDS Superstores has said the in Plymouth and Exeter the first two Wilko “concept stores” will open.
The Owner of The Range bought the Wilko brand for £5 million in September which included the IP and website and more stores will open in 2024 in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and in England.
Alex Simpkin, chief executive of CDS Superstores, said: “The public reaction to the loss of Wilko stores was undeniable.
“It’s clear that there’s a huge love for Wilko and we’ve seen an encouraging demand for the return of its own-brand products.
“That’s why we’ve taken the decision to reintroduce Wilko back to many of the high streets and communities that it used to so proudly serve.”