They were stuffed as shopping habits changed.
I just don't bother going into town any more. If I want stuff, I either order it online, or it's available in Tesco or Asda.
As it's a struggle for me to get to town after 5 (I usually park up about 5:15), and then have to pay £1.20 for parking until 6, I just don't see the point. I can go home, have tea, then pop to a supermarket at my leisure and not pay for parking any time during the evening.
I suspect that I'm not the only person who has changed their shopping habits like this.
I was actually in town for the first time in months yesterday (I don't have many days off where I don't have anything to do :lol: ).
I went to buy a jumper in M&S. The queue was about 8 people in front. One till down due to a card reader problem, so one open. Then a customer at the front had a problem, and the manager needed to be called, so she had to go and find them and all the tills were closed.
I just put the jumper back and left - I really couldn't be bothered wasting ten minutes of my life for it, when I could pick up a jumper almost as good, but for less, at Asda.
What I did notice was that M&S had a very busy coffee shop where they used to sell clothes. The place was packed - I assume with people tired of waiting to actually be served.
The point is, Wollies have a very diverse range of stuff, all of it can be got somewhere else, at better times and in more convenient places. Shopping habits have changed, and Woolies just didn't really get what was happening. Maybe if they had a coffee shop as well, they'd be able to retain some business? ;)