Supermarket brand Safeway is set to make a surprise return to the UK.

The brand is being relaunched by Morrisons who have struck an exclusive deal with newsagent chain McColl's to sell Safeway-branded products in 1,300 of its convenience stores and 250 newsagents across the country.

The former Safeway in Bache

The new range is scheduled to hit the shelves from next January and will include 400 fresh and frozen products, many that have been made in the same factories used to manufacture Morrisons products.

Morrisons bought out the Safeway supermarkets in early 2004 and rebranded or sold most of Safeway's remaining 479 shops. By 2005 the brand had completely disappeared.

This new move will help Morrisons secure wholesale sales of £700million including tobacco by the end of next year, with the amount rising to £1billion in due course.

With this in mind, we take a look at just some of the other brands and stores we hope will one day make a comeback in Chester.


C&A in Chester during its heyday


Who could forget Woolworths? Here it is in its original location on Eastgate Street in the 1970s

Deep Pan pizza


The Blockbuster store in Boughton is closing down on December 15
The Blockbuster store in Boughton is closing down on December 15

What other shops would you like to see come back to Chester? Let us know in the comments below.