'Thank you' as Wilko employees issue heartfelt message to shoppers before closing after 25 years | The Sun
WILKO employees have issued a heartfelt message to shoppers before closing for good.
Workers at the Abergavenny branch posted a note to customers in the store window.
It comes after the retailer plunged into administration on August 10 resulting in all 400 Wilko stores set to close.
The message said: "Thank you for shopping with us for the last 25 years!
"Our store will sadly be closing on October 5.
"Thank you again from all the team members at Wilko Abergavenny."
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Wilko was founded in 1930 and the chain has remained in the ownership of the founding family since then.
The founder’s son, Tony Wilkinson, joined the company as a branch manager in 1960 before succeeding his father as chairman in 1972.
In June 2005 he was succeeded by his daughter Lisa Wilkinson and his niece Karin Swann.
The retailer collapsed on August 10 and since then, several stores have already shut their doors with more to follow.
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END OF AN ERA
Wilko reveals exact date remaining 111 stores will close for good in October
Sadly all 400 of its stores will have closed for good by the end of October.
Yesterday, administrators revealed the exact dates when the remaining stores will close.
Branches will close on October 3 and 5 before the final lot will pull down the shutters on October 8.
But before then, other shops have been closing left, right and centre.
On September 12, 24 Wilko stores closed for good and on Thursday September 14, another 28 stores shut up shop.
Both of Wilko’s warehouses, called distribution centres, also closed on September 15.
A further 38 stores pulled down the shutters one last time on September 17.
Another round of 38 shops closed Tuesday, followed by 48 more branches shutting their doors on Thursday (September 21).
Tomorrow (Sunday 24), another 37 locations will close.
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