Dozens join early morning queue as new Wilko store opens in Sheffield

More than 70 eager shoppers started queuing early in the morning for the opening of a new Wilko store in Sheffield.

Thursday, 28th June 2018, 11:48 am
Updated Friday, 29th June 2018, 4:33 pm
Staff at the new store celebrate the opening.

Local shoppers descended on the new store at St James Retail Park, with queues outside the shop starting to form at 7.30am - hours ahead of its opening.

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A ceremonial ribbon cutting was led by Wilko's Anthony Houghton and Tom Rahilly, a representative from Save the Children who attended on behalf of the Wilko Charity Partnership.

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Wilko is the latest addition to St James Retail Park.

Wilko St James Retail Park branch manager Andrew Billam presented the charity partnership with a £600 cheque for all three charities.

Mr Billam said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support of the local people, it’s a very positive start to our residence here at St James Retail Park and we can’t wait to welcome more customers to the new store.”

The firm remains a third generation, family-owned business after more than 85 years of trading and the chain has 418 stores across the UK.