HEREFORD'S Wilko shop in Maylord Orchards shopping centre will close next week. 

The fallen retailer will shut the branch on Thursday, September 21 after adminstrators PwC failed to secure a deal from any suitor to buy the business. 

Both of Wilko’s warehouses, called distribution centres (DCs) will close tomorrow (Friday). A total of 38 sites will shut on Sunday (September 17), which includes Newport and Worcester, with another 38 going on Tuesday (September 19).


Hereford is in the list of 48 shops that will close on Thursday (September 21). 

Empty shelves have been seen at the Maylords site for weeks after a sale was launched to clear stock last month. 

The shop currently takes up a large portion of the city shopping centre, which has been mooted as a potential site for the city's library to move to.

Speaking to the Hereford Times after it news spread about Wilko's demise, Samantha Roost said she was saddened.

Hereford Times: Samantha RoostSamantha Roost (Image: Paul Rogers/Hereford Times)

"I've got a little chihuahua and Wilko is really good for dog wipes," she said. 

"I always go to Wilko because they're really reasonable prices for pet stuff. 

"I live near Ross and have been coming here for years."

Neil Robinson, from Credenhill, also regularly shops at Wilko. 

"You would have thought that Wilko was secure, so it's hugely disappointing for the people who work there," he said.