<span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Deathwatch</span> Lifewatch - Woolies stores resurrected by Iceland
Talk about leaving it late in the day. Actually, Iceland left it a whole three days later; Kerry Katona's favourite company has announced it's bought 51 of the old Woolworths stores.
The purveyor of the five quid prawn ring has said it will create 2,500 new jobs, which is a thin silver lining after Woolies laid off 30,000 staff. In a statement, Iceland said: "We are confident we can help to support the local community in these towns who have lost a major High Street retailer in Woolworths."
According to the BBC, Iceland first made an offer to buy all of Woolworths' stores in August, but the bid was declared unacceptable. Around three quarters of the stores bought are in the south of England, including ten in London.
There's no word on what format the new stores will take, but sleep safe tonight knowing you won't be going short of southern-fried chicken portions anytime soon.
TOPICS: High Street News