Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-1-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading online high street retailer, Argos, launches its new Spring / Summer 2014 range this Saturday 18 January 2014, with more than 42,000 products available across toys, consumer electronics and everyday household items and family essentials.
The new range includes over 19,000 new lines, with more than 11,500 prices either lowered or frozen. Shoppers wanting great value for money can also benefit from over 750 market leading offers in the form of ‘WOW’ deals, which can be found in the catalogue, on argos.co.uk and its mobile site and apps.
Internet sales now represent 46 per cent of all Argos sales and transactions on mobile devices, account for 20 per cent of all sales¹. With Check & Reserve available on thousands of products, shoppers can benefit from the ability to collect their order from one of around 735 stores nationwide as soon as they need it.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NEW SPRING / SUMMER RANGE INCLUDE:
SPORTS & FITNESS
The exclusive fitness range from celebrity Davina McCall returns this season with the addition of new brightly coloured Vinyl Kettle bells. Celebrity trainer Matt Roberts’ exclusive range has also grown to include new free weights and cardio equipment. For those keen to incorporate technology into their workout, the newest edition to the FitBit family is the Force which tracks activity and displays instant stats and is set to be a top pick.
For those wishing to make the most of their gardens this spring, the new outdoor furniture range includes two and four seater bistro sets as well as patio furniture to cater for larger outdoor spaces. Campers can also have fun with new adult retro cartoon Superman and Wonder Woman sleeping bags.
HOME & FURNITURE
Argos’ ColourMatch brand continues to span all rooms in the house, with refreshed bright colour choices in home furnishings. A ‘distressed’ range of ready assembled wardrobes, trunks and cupboards, and a Melissa ‘bling’ bed with diamante padded headboard detail, are new in children’s furniture this season.
There’s even more choice in colour and style for the kitchen this season with new ColourMatch kettles and toasters in Bubblegum Pink and Jellybean Blue. New lines from the Kenwood Nostalgia Chef Collection and kMix range include hand blenders and mixers, which are set to be popular lines with budding bakers this season. A hand mixer and blender are new to celebrity chef James Martin’s exclusive line of food preparation equipment.
Great value outdoor toys for Spring / Summer from Chad Valley include a Paint Your Own Gnome kit and bubble-making lawnmower, both included in Argos’ popular ‘2 for £15’ offer. There is more garden fun with a giant inflatable basketball set, which will make even grown-ups feel small next to it! Other highlights include the Little Tikes Minnie and Mickey Mouse Cozy Coupes. Designed especially for Argos, you won’t find these Disney character adaptations of the classic Cozy Coupe anywhere else.
New for Barbie fans this season is the Hairtastic Salon Playset, exclusive to Argos, and on the back of popular slushy makers last year, the Chill Factor Ice Cream Maker enables kids to make their own ice cream treats at home in minutes! 2014 is a big movie year for toys with the new LEGO® Bad Cops Pursuit play set, enabling kids to re-enact a key scene from LEGO® The Movie out next month. Ready for the launch of Transformers: Age of Extinction, fans can get an Optimus Prime 12” figure – great value at just £9.99. Teksta the robotic puppy has also had a makeover – Dalmatian style!
Argos will stock its biggest ever nursery range this season, with over 1,900 product lines, including new premium brands such as Hauck, Babybjorn, Babystyle and Concord. There are new baby products from Chad Valley and an extended Mama & Papas range available for the first time, which includes the popular Armadillo Pushchair, in five fun colours.
Argos has grown its tablet range to include an explosion of colour choices, with 60 tablets now available including top name brands. The exclusive Bush22” customisation full HD LED TV / DVD Combi, has new interchangeable pink polka dot and racing car patterned surrounds, perfect for a child’s bedroom or playroom.
Music lovers will be excited with a new line of Sony MDR headphones, offering great sound and clarity, fronted by Irish band The Script. Hand-held speakers get a revamp in the form of the small, but powerful Beats Pill, from the very popular Beats by Dr Dre range. Pioneer also releases its new wireless and Spotify-enabled speaker, alongside Acoustic Solutions’ unique designed Bluetooth Speaker. Budding photographers will be excited by the Canon SX170 PowerShot IS which gets you 16 times closer to your object, as well as shooting HD movies. Fun for sporty-gamers this season will be in the form of the Wii Fit U with its new Fit Meter and Wii Balance Board, giving those keen to get into shape some extra assistance.
Celebrity hairstylist Andrew Barton adds a splash of colour to his new range of hair styling tools and Lee Stafford’s Argan Oil Collection looks set to be a top pick for those wishing to create beautiful glossy curls. Philips’ YS534 Click & Style Electric Shaver is set to be a top grooming product for men this season.
Argos welcomes two new collections to its handpicked ‘Designers at Argos’ offer, from award winning Sheffield jewellery designer Jessica Flinn and Burkmar jewellery. In addition, new trend-led collections Raw Earth, Bejewelled and Craft Market, include bracelets, earrings, brooches, rings and necklaces, and will grab the attention of any fashion-forward shopper.
Emma Bunton returns with her fifth exclusive collection at Argos, offering a range of fashion-led clothing for girls and boys. Highlights for girls include, a hot pink tutu dress and cute new bow-adorned wellies. Guitars, skull and crossbones and stripes all feature for boys. Superheroes reign supreme this Spring / Summer with new Iron Man 3 boys’ pyjamas and cute Batman and Superbaby outfits for little ones. And new parents attending a special event can now get baby occasion wear at Argos, such as the white netted occasion dress and smart waistcoat set for boys. All the kids’ favourite characters return this season, with fun nightwear, t-shirts and hoodies featuring Peppa Pig, Disney Princess and Angry Birds. Tweens planning slumber parties will love the new Monster High and 1Direction hooded onesies.
TOP 10 BEST VALUE DEALS
- VAX S7 A+ Steam Mop – now £79.99, save £100 (122/4603)
- Exclusive 7” Tablet Acer B1-710 – now £89.99, save £10 (107/9559)
- Canon PowerShot 16X optical zoom camera – half price, now £89.99 (166/5420 black, 162/3895 red)
- Rattan Effect 4 Seat Patio sofa set – save £50, now £199.99 (146/6904)
- Hitachi 42” Smart TV – save £160, now £289.99 (147/4680)
- HP Pavilion 15.62 laptop, Intel Core i3, 8Gb, 1TB laptop – save £100 on this new thinner laptop in the colour of your choice, now £399.99 (146/7752 blue, 144/6704 White, 143,2835 red, 147/3612 purple)
- Qualcast 1300W Electric Mower – save £30, now £79.99 (191/9451)
- Hygena Ashton Ottoman Storage Double Bed (black) – half price, now £199.99 (158/4927)
- Oil Drum Charcoal BBQ – half price, now £49.99 (184/3716)
- Dyson DC35 Animal Cordless Handheld Vacuum cleaner – £269.99, with free accessory kit worth £56 (406/8196).
- Wood Slow Close Toilet Seat with Easy Clean System – half price, now £19.99 (142/3057 white, 142/9408 black, 158/9991 natural pine, 167/9193 light oak finish).
Notes to Editors:
¹Based on Home Retail Group’s latest published trading figures covering the 18 weeks from 1 September 2013 to 4 January 2014.
The new Argos SS range will be available to customers online and in stores from Saturday 18 January 2014.
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Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 42,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.
Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with 635 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2013. Argos serves around 124 million customers a year through its network of around 735 stores.
In the financial year to February 2013, Argos sales were £3.9 billion and it employed some 30,000 people across the business.
Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.