Wilko set to reopen in Luton next month - creating 80 jobs
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Wilko has confirmed that it will reopen its store in Luton before Christmas.
The shop in The Mall is one of five concept stores owned by The Range which will open next month. This news comes after the home and garden chain fell into administration earlier this year and closed all its UK locations.
The Mall’s store will open its doors on December 8 and is recruiting up to 80 jobs. Wilko says it is prioritising interviews for former employees. Those interested in roles can apply via the jobs page here.
CEO of CDS Superstores, trading as Wilko and The Range, Alex Simpkin said: “It’s clear that there’s a huge love for wilko and we’re proud to confirm we’ll be re-introducing the brand to Luton.
“We’re also glad to be bringing employment opportunities and for helping local families and communities have easy access to all the everyday home and garden items they need once again.”
Roy Greening, centre director at The Mall said: “We are thrilled with the news that a much-loved brand will be making a return so soon after leaving the High Street, and that they have chosen to do so here at The Mall Luton. We look forward to seeing the return of many loyal staff when Wilko open their doors once again.”
The Wilko store in The Mall closed at the start of last month after weeks of speculation and uncertainty surrounding the survival of the popular homeware brand.