29th March 2024

Queues of customers celebrate the return of wilko to St Albans

Queues of customers celebrate the return of wilko to St Albans Everyday home and garden retailer wilko welcomes St Albans locals as it opens new concept store

Household and garden retailer, wilko, celebrated its return to St Albans today [Good Friday 29th March], and welcomed queues of returning wilko customers eager to get their hands on their much-loved products.

Mayor of St Albans, Councillor Anthony Rowlands officiated the launch with a ribbon cutting, the first customer received a bumper prize and the next fifty in the queue got their hands on a goody bag filled with top-rated wilko products to take home and enjoy. The new wilko St Albans houses everything you’d expect from wilko and more (20% more product lines actually). It offers customers all the essentials needed to get their home and garden jobs done – great value wilko own brand products alongside popular named brands. Customers are also able to browse and order from the 100,000 items available on wilko.com using self-service terminals for home delivery. Pick and mix is back alongside the welcome return of the National Lottery. New fixtures in the store include a paint mixing service on-site, so customers can create and take home their very own perfect shade for their next DIY project.

Shoppers can enjoy 20% off on arts & crafts supplies for Easter activities. Plus, take advantage of the exclusive discounts on garden furniture, perfect for enjoying spring sunshine in style.

The new store created 70 new jobs for the St Albans area and when recruiting teams for the site, former employees have been prioritised.

All the new stores will deliver the very best of what wilko as a brand that people know, love and trust had to offer, including its advanced own-brand capabilities and digital marketplace, alongside the operational efficiencies of The Range, its buying expertise and infrastructure.

CEO of CDS Superstores, trading as The Range and wilko, Alex Simpkin said; “The customer reaction to our St Albans store opening today has been brilliant and proves we’ve made the right decision in returning this much-loved retailer to UK high streets.”

Following the recent re-launch of wilko.com and the announcement that wilko products are to be sold in The Range’s 200 stores, parent company CDS Superstores International which owns both The Range and wilko brands plans to reintroduce wilko stores across the UK with the roll-out continuing throughout 2024. And, for the first time in the brand’s history, wilko stores are planned for Northern Ireland.

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