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Wilko was deemed an essential retailer during the pandemic for its sale of pet food, hardware, medicine and cleaning products. Established as a hardware shop in Leicester in 1930, the family-owned retailer marks its 90th anniversary this year and operates more than 400 UK stores. Chaired by Lisa Wilkinson, 52, a grandchild of the founder, the company is based in Nottinghamshire and is focusing on increasing sales of its own-brand products.

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Company details
ActivityHomes and garden retailer
Sales £m1,468
Profit £m49
Year endFeb 20
Principal shareholdersWilkinson family (100%)

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