2 for 1. Argos Digital Stores To Open In Sainsburys
Argos has confirmed that it will open 10 stores in Sainsburys this summer.
15:48 18 March 2015
Retailer Argos, which makes products from electronics to garden furniture, has partnered with supermarket chain Sainsburys to boost the number of its customers and to provide convenience and more choices for shoppers. 10 Argos stores will be opened in summer and would be spread across the UK.
The joint statement said: "These new format Argos digital stores will provide customers with a choice of over 20,000 non-grocery products which they can either buy instantly in store via tablets, or reserve online for easy collection within hours, the same or the following day.
"An extended range of around 40,000 products can also be ordered in store for home delivery. The Argos digital stores in Sainsbury’s will range in size from around 1,000 to over 5,000 square feet."
Mike Coupe, chief executive of Sainsbury’s, said: "These 10 Argos stores will complement our supermarket offer, giving customers the opportunity to shop for an extended range of non-food items.
"They will bring something new and different to our customers, and fit well with our strategy of making our supermarkets more convenient."
John Walden, the chief executive of Home Retail Group, which owns Argos, said: "This strategic capability has opened up options for a variety of new Argos stores and formats, and the possibility that we can now cost-effectively reach more customers and neighbourhoods with an Argos presence.
"I look forward to the results of the 10 store programme with Sainsbury’s and to understanding the full potential of
this exciting opportunity."