Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

'Woolworths-like stores' set to open in November

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.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.