BY Adam Couper
Today sales began across 815 Woolworths branches after a buyer could not be found for the chain.The administrators are aiming to close some shops by the end of the year and this has lead to shops being busier than ever.
Thomas Firoozi, 21, student said: “I come to Woolworths regularly I’ve never seen the place as busy. It’s manic in there and the staff looked very stressed.”
Members of the public seeking good deals are taking full advantage of the sales which in some cases give up to 50% off products.
Callum Nesbit, 21, student, said: “Yeah it’s very good, they’ve made huge reductions and I am here to take advantage. I’ve got a lot of my Christmas shopping done today and it’s fair to say I’ll be back. It’s a bonus with Christmas coming up.”
Shops such as Tesco, Poundland and Sainsbury’s have been watching events very closely with a view to buying shops in good location.
Woolworths were due to celebrate their 100th anniversary next year but with the company in over £380m in debt it’s looking future is looking bleak.