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Everyone is talking about this Woolworths store – and it has nothing to do with their special buys

Why hundreds of Aussies are flocking to this humble suburban Woolworths store: ‘I’m obsessed’

  • Australians are feeling nostalgic over the old Woolies checkered floor tiles
  • A store in Melbourne is still sporting the old look much to customers’ delight
  • Many referred to them as a ‘classic look’ that was dearly missed around Australia 

Customers are flocking to a suburban Woolworths location – but the reason has little to do with special buys or discounted prices.

Ikhlaas, from Melbourne, recently shared some photos of the old school Woolworths store in Epping Plaza, 18km north of the city.

The photos showed that the store still had ‘classic’ Woolies black and white checkered tiles and their old checkout counters.

Customers are flocking to this suburban Woolworths location in floods – but the reason has little to do with special buys or discounted prices

Presently, most Woolworths stores have monotone floor tiles and their new Scan&Go checkouts.

The futuristic checkouts need shoppers to download the Woolworths app onto their phone and scan each product’s barcode before presenting a QR code at the Scan&Go checkout to pay.

Items that need to be weighed like fruit and vegetables can be cleverly weighed by Woolworths’ smart scales.

Photos showed that the store still had black and white chequered tiles and their old checkout counters

Presently, most Woolworths stores have monotone floor tiles and their new Scan&Go checkouts

Photos showed that the Epping store still had ‘classic’ Woolies black and white chequered tiles and their old checkout counters

But customers are obviously yearning for the days of yore that saw Woolworths using ‘chessboard’ floors and ‘old school’ check outs.

‘I want to go there just for the floor,’ one one wrote.

‘I haven’t walked into a supermarket and seen a chessboard in ages – I feel like driving 10 hours south just to go see.’

‘That’s some nostalgia right there, the Glenelg store was like this back in the 90s.’

Customers are obviously yearning for the days of yore that saw Woolworths using 'chessboard' floors and 'old school' check outs

Customers are obviously yearning for the days of yore that saw Woolworths using ‘chessboard’ floors and ‘old school’ check outs

Jimmy, from Sydney, also shared some photos of old Woolworths stores from around New South Wales.

‘Who remembers when Woolworths looked like this?’ He asked in a popular Facebook group.

‘This is how Glenmore Park, Penrith, and Emu Plains looked in the 2000s. Same as other stores around the country. Love the green wall theme with the wooden signs for departments.’

More people shared 'nostalgic' photos of old Woolworths locations all around Australia

More people shared ‘nostalgic’ photos of old Woolworths locations all around Australia

Many criticised Woolworths' interior rebranding, comparing their modern stores to 'walking into a basement'

Many criticised Woolworths’ interior rebranding, comparing their modern stores to ‘walking into a basement’

Many criticised Woolworths’ interior rebranding, comparing their modern stores to ‘walking into a basement.’

‘Grocery stores just don’t look like this anymore,’ one woman wrote. ‘They used to be so bright and colourful.’

‘It looked so cool.’

Another added, ‘Now it’s like you’re walking into a basement with the ultra dark theme.’

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