All of a sudden, the UK is dominated by ‘Save Our Woolworths’ campaigns. Some towns fear they’ll die without Woolies (I’m in no rush to work out where Bulwell is) while in Northern Ireland bargain hunters cry: ‘We love Woolworths, but…’.
And the but is the thing. In truth Woolworths has been more than a bit rubbish for some time now. If all these people really did shop there frequently enough for it to be an important feature of their everyday lives, business would be booming.
People liked the idea of Woolworths simply being there, just in case. Just in case, you fancied washing down an oversized slab of dairy milk with a half size can of Pepsi.