A Woolworths-like chain of stores is set to open next month under the name Alworths.
Alworths plans to open its first stores on November 5, the 100th anniversary of Woolworths’ debut, according to the Independent.
Three former Woolworths sites — Didcot in Oxfordshire Wokingham in Berkshire and Faversham in Kent — are being considered as the first Alworths location.
It is unclear whether the venture will house a clothing offer but a source told the Independent that the stores would be “a Woolworths by any other name”.
Alworths is headed by former Woolworths head of stores and concessions Andy Latham, who is launching the project alone after a long association with former Woolworths director Tony Page and former UBS banker Gareth Thomas.
Page, Thomas and Latham have been attempting to raise money for the venture since Woolworths went into administration in 2008.