This Christmas will be the first in 100 years without a single Woolworths on the high street and retailers are fighting it out for the £1.7 billion market left in the wake. The empty shop fronts vacated by Woolies are now being occupied by new tenants. Some 600 of the 807 sites are under offer or already occupied, particularly by pound stores. 99p Stores have picked up over 50 stores, with B&M Bargains and Poundland taking 45 and 27 respectively.
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