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Wickes at 50 | Celebrating Half a Century Since their Groundbreaking UK Store Opening

Are you ready to take a walk down memory lane and celebrate a true retail icon? It’s time to raise our virtual glasses and toast to Wickes, as they mark an incredible milestone: 50 years since their groundbreaking UK store opening! From humble beginnings to becoming the go-to destination for all things DIY, Wickes has left an indelible mark on British homes. Join us as we delve into their fascinating journey, relive unforgettable moments, and explore how this trailblazing brand continues to shape the world of home improvement. Get ready for a nostalgic trip filled with innovation, inspiration, and endless possibilities – because at Wickes, it’s always been about more than just nails and wood.

Introduction to Wickes

It was fifty years ago today that the first Wickes store opened in the UK. This was a momentous occasion not just for the company, but for the entire retail sector. The opening of the store marked a new era of competition and innovation in the UK retail market, and Wickes has been at the forefront of this ever since.

Wickes is now one of the leading home improvement retailers in the country, with over 170 stores nationwide. They offer a huge range of products and services, from DIY essentials to kitchen and bathroom fittings, and have everything you need to make your home improvement dreams a reality.

Benefits of Wickes for the Trade

The first Wickes store opened in the UK in 1963, and since then they have become one of the leading suppliers of DIY and home improvement products in the country. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Wickes has a lot to offer trade customers. Here are just some of the benefits of shopping with Wickes for trade:

- A wide range of high-quality products: whether you're looking for building materials, tools, or electricals, Wickes has everything you need under one roof.

- Competitive prices: as a trade customer, you'll be able to take advantage of special trade discounts on all purchases.

- Expert advice: with over 50 years experience, the team at Wickes are experts in their field and can offer you helpful advice and guidance on any project you're undertaking.

How Wickes has Evolved in the Last 50 Years

Wickes opened their first store in the UK in 1967, and since then, they have become one of the leading home improvement retailers in the country. Over the last 50 years, Wickes has evolved to meet the changing needs of their customers, and today they offer a wide range of products and services to help people make their homes better.

In the early days, Wickes was known for selling DIY supplies and tools, but as more and more people began to DIY their own homes, Wickes expanded their product range to include everything from paint and wallpaper to kitchens and bathrooms. They also started offering services such as installation and advice from experts in-store.

As the needs of their customers have changed over the years, so has Wickes. Today, they are a one-stop shop for all your home improvement needs, whether you’re looking to do it yourself or need some help from the experts. With over 50 years of experience under their belt, there’s no doubt that Wickes is here to stay – and we can’t wait to see what they do next!



Wickes has come a long way since their first store opening back in 1971, and at 50 years of age they are still going strong. With over 500 stores across the UK and Ireland, Wickes is an integral part of the DIY market providing customers with quality products for all home improvement projects. As we celebrate 50 years of success, here’s to many more successful decades!