Following a … Around 27,000 lost their jobs last winter when 99-year-old Woolworths went bust with the closure of its 807 UK shops. But while the prospect of Woolworths’ return excited the public on a cold October morning during a pandemic, the brand has less allure for Very.co.uk who closed down its Woolworths … Woolworths went into administration in 2008, and the very last Woolies closed its doors for the final time in 2009. Executives had persevered with loss-making locations, often investing to try to secure a turnaround. Until now that is! Woolworths fell into administration in 2008, and all 800 of the retailer’s stores closed in January the following year. But now, 5,000 jobs have been created as dozens of … You can find 1000s of the same great products you used to love shopping at Woolworths, plus lots and lots of new ones too. All 807 Woolworths stores will have closed down by January 5, the group announced yesterday. Until 1971 the Company's proud boast was that only Mr Hitler had ever closed a Woolworth store. Fans of the brand which closed its stores in 2009 were delighted to hear that it would be opening three trial stores across the UK after a tweet from Woolworths UK revealed the news. A Twitter account named Woolworths UK, which has since been deleted, said today: "Here to save 2020! Woolworths sold many goods, including toys, kitchen and … It is 10 years since former UK High Street favourite Woolworths closed its stores for good. The expense of converting to decimal currency forced a change in policy, prompting the sale of a number of freehold branches between 1970 and 1973. The Stroud branch of Woolworths closed in 2009 (Photo: Getty) Woolworths will not be returning to the UK, despite reports suggesting otherwise across the UK media. Woolworths is NOT making a return to the high street and there are no plans to open trial stores in the UK, say The Very Group, who own the Woolworths UK trademark.. With almost £400 million of debt, Woolworths – or Woolies as it was affectionately known – was forced to close 807 stores in the UK, leaving 27,000 people out of work.