Argos digital store opens inside the Sainsbury’s supermarket in West Hove

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — A brand new Argos digital store opens today Wednesday 3 June inside the Sainsbury’s supermarket in West Hove bringing extra choice and convenience to customers in the area.

The new digital store has created 14 local jobs and follows the announcement in January about the retailers teaming up to open 10 new Argos digital stores in Sainsbury’s supermarkets over the summer.

The smaller, new format Argos store is 1,300 square feet and offers all of the most popular products that customers want for immediate pick up with 20,000 products available for pick up within a few hours at the store* ranging from tables to tablets to toys.

Mick Ingledew, Manager of Sainsbury’s in West Hove, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome the Argos team to our store, and we are looking forward to feedback from customers about the increased range and offer. It’s a great, complementary product offer and provides the convenience that our customers are looking for. We’re also enjoying getting to know the Argos team and welcoming them into store as we work together to serve customers.”

Emma Beard, Argos Store Manager in West Hove, said: “Argos hasn’t had a store in this specific area before and it’s great that we can now bring our version of our very latest modern stores to customers conveniently inside their local Sainsbury’s supermarket. We are delighted to welcome new colleagues to the business and have received a very warm welcome from the Sainsbury’s team as we work together to make sure customers get the best experience of this very new partnership.”

The new stores are equipped for shopping in the digital age, with tablets that mirror the online shopping experience and staff on hand to help. Around half of Argos’ total sales now start online, but 90% of customers will visit one of 755 stores to pick up their goods.

The ten locations are:

Nantwich; North Cheam; West Hove; Crayford; Calcot; Bognor Regis; Durham; Rustington; Drumchapel and Keighley

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Notes to Editors

Photographs of the first Argos store in a Sainsbury’s are available from the Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email media.relations@argos.co.uk

For more information about Sainsbury’s, please contact the Sainsbury’s press office on 020 7695 7295 or email press_office@sainsburys.co.uk

1Home Retail Group Annual Report 2015

About Argos
Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 50,000 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 around 121m customer transactions a year through its stores and over 900 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2015.  Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 755 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the financial year to February 2015, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business.

About Sainsbury’s
Founded in 1869, Sainsbury’s today operates over 1,200 stores, employing around 161,000 colleagues across the UK. With 24 million customer transactions every week, the company’s focus is on delivering high quality, affordable food, clothing and general merchandise across supermarkets, convenience stores and online. Sainsbury’s Bank offers accessible financial products that reward customers who both bank and shop with Sainsbury’s. Strong, well-established values are integral to Sainsbury’s success in helping customers Live Well for Less.

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