The end of Woolworths: Honiton store packed

PUBLISHED: 09:42 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:46 15 June 2010

AS the end of national treasure Woolworths looms, closing down sale posters have yet to go up in the beleagured chainstore s Honiton branch.

AS the end of national treasure Woolworths looms, 'closing down sale' posters have yet to go up in the beleaguered chainstore's Honiton branch.

Loyal staff at the Lace Walk outlet are soldiering on, dealing with long queues of customers.

Shoppers told the Herald this morning: "We feel like vultures. You've got to feel for Woolworths staff."

Mobile phones have been removed from the shop's shelves.

However, prices appear the same as yesterday, with goods being reduced in price by up to 50 per cent. Many items have been reduced by just 10 or 20 per cent.

Glamorous bean bags, in pink and lilac shades, are on sale for just £7.

Meanwhile, a campaign looks set to be launched in Honiton to save the store. But, with national debts totalling almost £400 million, the rural outlet is unlikely to be among the outlets saved by any rescue package.

Retail experts are predicting hundreds of Woolworths stores will now close in days - some before Christmas.

Watch this space for updates

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