Wham box is first item purchased from Wilko's relaunched site

By Scott Dawson Advertising

19 Oct 2023

Website
Lorraine Briggs of What More with the very first product sold on the relaunched Wilko com press.jpg.jpg

In very positive news for the UK retail market, the online brand of high street retailer Wilko has been rescued by the owner of The Range, CDS Superstores Ltd in a multi million pound deal. When the online store came back online, the very first product bought by keen shoppers was the ever popular and useful Wham Crystal Storage Box.

Wilko.com will continue to trade and add more and more lines to its offering, and they have promised to bring back Wilko own-brand products alongside branded goods such as the Wham range of household items. The brands are a perfect fit, with Wilko being focussed on value, durability, and items that help around the home.

Lorraine Briggs, direct sales manager at What More, is pleased to see the brand return. She commented: "It's been a tough year for Wilko, and Wham Direct continued to offer support through this difficult period. We've had an a very positive online partnership for more than 6 years and so I was saddened, particularly for their staff, when their closure was announced.

"I was fortunate to hear the breaking news that CDS had saved Wilko.com and its employees, immediately contacting the buyer who'd also just been informed to get back up and running!  The relaunch has been incredibly efficient, and we hope that customers will continue to have confidence in Wilko.com. 

"It's awesome that the very first product sold on the newly relaunched website is a Wham product, manufactured in the UK, from our best-selling Crystal range. I look forward seeing many more orders fulfilled and sharing in Wilko.com's future success."

Jonathan Cliffe, ecommerce and marketing director for What More, added: "It's great news for the UK retail market that the popular retail brand Wilko is able to carry on online, thanks to the team at The Range. Even better news that our storage box was the very first thing that shoppers needed when the site relaunched!

"We've always had a great partnership with Wilko online, and we welcome them back and wish them all the best going forward." 

What More UK manufactures storage boxes and housewares of all kinds under the Wham brand including storage boxes, bakeware, around-the-sink items, products for the home laundry, utility room, and items for the garden like planters and troughs. What More's products are all made in East Lancashire and are sold in 76 countries around the world.

Latest news

1

Dog greetings card firm lands John Lewis partnership Scoff Cards

Dog greetings card firm lands John Lewis partnership

22 May 2024

2

Creating an engaging employee onboarding process Onboarding LBV.jpg.jpg

Creating an engaging employee onboarding process

23 May 2024

3

Aerospace and defence: Creating a chain reaction Typhoon1

Aerospace and defence: Creating a chain reaction

23 May 2024

4

Fruity Llama Unveils Stunning New Website for Tom Martin & Company, Leading Scrap Metal Merchant Fruity-llama-tom-martin.png.png

Fruity Llama Unveils Stunning New Website for Tom Martin & Company, Leading Scrap Metal Merchant

23 May 2024

5

seoBusiness builds website for historic textiles firm SeoBusiness Herbert Parkinson

seoBusiness builds website for historic textiles firm

23 May 2024

Lbv116 Ltb Strip980
Background image for hub sign up block

LBV Hub

Reach 50,000 members of the Lancashire business community

Post your news
Post your events
Post your offers
Company profile
Social reach
Magazine coverage
Sign-up
Events
Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch
EVENT LISTING SIZING Brunch .png.png
LBV Hub Networking
24 May 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch

Samlesbury Hotel, Preston, PR5 0UL

09:30 - 11:00

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity
EVENT LISTING BNI Infinity.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
24 May 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:30 - 08:30

Music In the Park
Music in the Park.jpg.jpg
LBV Hub Fundraisers
26 May 2024

Music In the Park

Worden Park, Worden Lane, Leyland, PR25 3DH

12:30 - 22:30

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista
EVENT LISTING SIZING Vista.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
28 May 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour
EVENT LISTING SIZING Endeavour.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
28 May 2024

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour

Oak Royal, Bury Lane, Chorley, PR6 8SW

06:30 - 08:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond
EVENT LISTING BNI Diamond.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
29 May 2024 - 29 May 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond

The Marriot Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB

07:15 - 09:00

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network
Eden Business Network.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
29 May 2024 - 29 May 2024

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network

The Borough, 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP

18:30 - 20:30

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus
EVENT LISTING SIZING Zeus.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
29 May 2024

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus

The Mill House, Corn Mill Yard, Accrington, BB5 5HX

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Burnley - BNI Kudos
EVENT LISTING BNI Kudos.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
30 May 2024 - 30 May 2024

Business Networking in Burnley - BNI Kudos

Prairie Sports Village, Windemere Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2FU

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Lancaster - BNI Castle
EVENT LISTING BNI Castle.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
30 May 2024 - 30 May 2024

Business Networking in Lancaster - BNI Castle

Vale of Lune RUFC, Powder House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 2TT

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch
EVENT LISTING SIZING Brunch .png.png
LBV Hub Networking
31 May 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch

Samlesbury Hotel, Preston, PR5 0UL

09:30 - 11:00

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity
EVENT LISTING BNI Infinity.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
31 May 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:30 - 08:30

Advertise with us

Reaching 50,000 members, our print, digital and event platforms offer a fantastic way to raise your business profile and help you grow.

Find out more LBV116 Online Graphic
Subscribe now

Weekly news bulletin