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Brits still nostalgic for Woolies

Online marketplace, OnBuy.com, surveyed 2,424 British consumers to gage their feelings about the closure of high street stores.

The survey comprised shops that have faced administrators, and subsequent closures – from Woolworths to Jane Norman and Comet – and required respondents to select the shop they wish they could bring back in time for Christmas.

The survey results showed that Woolworths is by far the most missed store, cited by 58% of respondents, followed by Toys R Us with 18%, BHS with 6%, Borders and Jane Norman (5%), C&A (3%), MFI (2%), Tie Rack (2%) and Blockbusters (1%). Electricals retailer, Comet, also got a shout.