Argos launches new Spring/Summer 17 range

Milton Keynes, UK, 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Get set for the new season with the launch of Argos’s new Spring/Summer 17 range available from tomorrow (Saturday 21 January 2017).  It showcases thousands of new products and top brands that are sure to put a spring in the step of shoppers.

Andy McClelland, Operations Manager at Argos Republic of Ireland, said: “Whether you’re on a fitness drive, refreshing the home, planning a spring clean, or simply looking for gift ideas, we have something new for everybody.  And bargain-hunters can take advantage of over 600 of Argos’s very best ‘WOW’ deals from top brands like Dyson, Silentnight and Phillips.

“You can get your hands on our new range in a flash.  Simply check and reserve your items on argos.ie with free collection in any of our 40 stores nationwide.”

HOME & FURNITURE

Spring/Summer homewares see a flattering mix of trends for the home, from relaxed and Scandi-inspired simple living, to upbeat and colorful statement pieces.  And they don’t have to cost the earth.

New from Heart of House, only available at Argos, is the luxurious 400 Thread Count Bedding Range (€17.49 – €79.99), available in a beautiful mix of on-trend, neutral tones.  Or get a splash of colour with new in-house designed sets offering excellent value for money – the Phoebe Twin Pack (from €39.99) includes two bedding sets featuring fashionable floral patterns.

For the bathroom, new Bamboo accessories from The Collection include the Bathroom Bench (€59.99) and Ladder Shelf (€94.99).  And with Spring all about de-cluttering, The Collection’s new Wire Storage Units (from €28.99) provide a stylish and practical storage solution.

When those April showers subside and you’re ready to head outside, get the garden ready with Heart of House’s new Rio garden range. Combining soft cushioned seating with a stylish grey rattan effect design, the range is perfect for outdoor entertaining whatever the size and shape of your space. Choose from a Bistro set (€399.99), 6 Seater Dining Set (€1129.99) and Corner Dining Set (€1199.99).

SPORTS & FITNESS
Customers can choose from over 142 stylish and affordable fitness items in the Opti range, exclusive to Argos.  From cardio equipment, weights and benches to smaller fitness aids, there is something for all levels. The Opti 2KG Neoprene Dumbbells are just €15.99 for two and come in a choice of vibrant colors. For any pro Hoola-Hoopas, there’s an Opti Weighted Hoola Hoop 2KG at just €23.99.

Garmin has introduced a new range of activity trackers specifically for children, offering the perfect way to get kids outdoors this season. The Garmin Vivofit is designed by children, swim-friendly and the parent-controlled app lets you motivate your kids with rewards. Customisable with the child’s name, it is also designed to motivate kids to complete tasks such as brushing their teeth and homework. The Vivofit is available in ‘Broken Lava’ red and ‘Real Flower’ floral and is just €109.99 available only at Argos.

TECHNOLOGY

‘Re-techorate’ this Spring with big brands and market-beating prices.  At just €269.99, the Bush E4X 5.5” Android Smartphone features a full HD lamination screen, selfie camera and Qualcomm octo-core processor boosted by 4GB of RAM / 64GB of internal storage.

The world’s ‘thinnest and lightest 2-in-1’ Lenovo Yoga Book 10 in grey or gold (€629.99) is the slickest looking tablet on the market….that you can actually write on. Weighing just 690g and as thin as 4.05mm, it makes work or play on-the-go effortlessly easy[1].

Keeping a watchful eye on the home just got simpler with Nest’s brand new outdoor smart security camera (€209.99).  It’s weatherproof and plugs into the mains so it works come rain or shine. An ‘activity alert’ on your smartphone means you can listen in or talk back through your phone.

No longer do you have to “shake it like a Polaroid picture!” The Polaroid Snap Touch (€209.99) instant digital camera allows you to snap, print, and share all of your favorite photos instantly with app-driven creative and Bluetooth connectivity. Available in white, black, red and purple, they are bold, beautiful and brilliant too.

Lastly, without droning on, the Parrot Disco (€1494.98) is the first fixed-wing drone that reaches speeds of up to 50mph and the new FPV headset, the ‘Parrot Cockpitglasses’, are designed to put you in the cockpit of your drone. Safe flying!

JEWELLERY & WATCHES

New to Argos is Armani Exchange, one of the UK’s leading fashion watch brands, with a choice of over 30 styles. Don’t miss the Armani Exchange Men’s Gold Bracelet Watch (€199.99) or the Armani Exchange Ladies Rose Gold Watch (€189.99). For those on a budget, the Rotary’s Purple Strap Watch (€109.99) and the Casio Black and Gold Combi Watch (€64.99) are ideal.

There are also exciting new jewellery launches across men, body jewellery and a cute kids’ collection featuring beaded charms and boxed sets – so choice aplenty whatever you’re after and whoever it may be for. The girls Silver Earring and Pendant set (€39.99) and men’s boxed Knot Cufflinks (€30.99) are sure to prove popular.

And if that’s not enough, Abbey Clancy has collaborated exclusively with Argos on the Adore by Abbey Clancy jewellery range.  Favourites include the Gold Ring with Pink Crystals (€54.99), a Gold and Crystal Earring set (€54.99) and Gold Pendant with Pink and Clear Crystals (€54.99).

TOYS

This season sees new takes on some of the most popular toys, with the launch of the Design A Friend Ava Doll (€26.99), a brand new Tiny Treasures doll (€54.99) and a new addition to last year’s hottest Christmas toy, the Hatchimal Burtle (€79.99).

Boys are in for a treat with the latest toys and products from the Lego Batman (prices from €2.99 for a mini figure) and Power Rangers movies (from €12.99). And the Pokemon craze shows no sign of slowing down, with a raft of new Pokemon Trading Cards and toys hitting the shelves.

In addition, Argos welcomes back its hugely popular Design-A-Bear range from Chad Valley with cute new characters and a host of accessories to choose from. The exciting, three step design allows youngsters to choose their bear, outfit and accessory set for a total price of just €25.99.

PERSONAL CARE

Beautifying has never been more gratifying, with the latest Andrew Barton range offering age-defying benefits. Combining super-ionic technology with magnesium oil-infused ceramics for smooth shine-enhancing, younger looking results, the Super Ionic Age-Defying Air Brush (€39.99) is our top pick.

The new Wahl total beard trimmer kit (€54.99) has a 180 minute run time, one minute quick charge function for those mornings when you’re against the clock, and 15 attachments.

And for smooth styling in a flash, the Remington CB7401 Keratin Radiance Sleek & Smooth Brush (€40.99) makes hair look super healthy and shiny. Infused with Keratin and anti-static coating, it’s a perfect tool for both everyday and on-the-go styling.

Take a look at the new Spring/Summer 2017 collection from Argos at www.argos.ie  available to customers from Saturday 21 January 2017.

About Sainsbury’s Argos

Sainsbury’s Argos is a leading UK digital retailer and sells more than 60,000 products under the Argos and Habitat brands. It sells through www.argos.co.uk, www.habitat.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, its 845 stores and over the telephone. Argos Digital Stores and Mini Habitats can also be found in Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

Argos is the UK’s largest high street retailer online and the second most visited website, with nearly a billion website visits a year. More than half of the company’s sales originate online and around 120 million customer transactions take place in its stores each year. Argos offers customers market leading delivery and collection services, including Check & Reserve, Fast Track Delivery and Fast Track Collection which make customers’ lives easier, every day.

Sainsbury’s Argos is part of J Sainsbury plc, a leading retailer of food, clothing and general merchandise and owner of Sainsbury’s Bank. Sainsbury’s commitment to helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what the company does since 1869. J Sainsbury plc employs 195,000 colleagues across the UK and Ireland whose strong culture and values are integral to driving its success – now and in the future. Our vision is to be the most trusted retailer where people love to work and shop.

Contact:
Argos Press Office
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Argos launches new Spring/Summer 17 range

 

Source: Argos

Argos launches its new Spring/Summer 2016 range on January 16

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Saturday 16 January, leading general merchandise retailer Argos launches its new Spring/Summer 2016 range. Thousands of new products join existing classics to offer a full range of over 20,000 items which can be found online at argos.ie, as well as in store.

Smart shoppers can take advantage of over 800 WOW deals with prices either lowered or frozen offering market-leading deals across technology, homewares, electronics and toys, including the Morphy Richards 732006 Supervac Cordless Vacuum Cleaner with a €135 saving – now available for only €139.99, the HP 15.6” Intel™ Pentium® 4GB 1TB Laptop with a €125 saving at just €434.99 and €70 saving on the Canon Powershot SX610 20MP 18x Zoom Compact Camera for only €149.99.

2016 is a year of sport, so products expected to be popular include 4K TVs, tablets – now available from only €74.99 and premium smartphones. Also on trend this year will be the Japanese video game Yo-Kai Watch, Scandinavian style homewares, new technology in personal care products and much more.

Andy McClelland, Operations Manager, Argos Republic of Ireland, said: “This season we’ve an increased selection of fantastic new products, non-stop deals and exclusive brands that Irish customers can’t get anywhere else including Heart of House, Habitat and Chad Valley.

We continue to offer comprehensive ways for customers to shop with us, with thousands of products available to Check & Reserve on argos.ie – allowing Irish shoppers to take control and reserve their items for free pick up in any of our 40 stores that same day.”

SS16 range highlights: 

TECHNOLOGY

One of the top TV trends for 2016 is set to be the 4K TV, as more broadcasters opt to produce 4K ready content. 4K TV is the next evolution in picture quality with four times the detail of current high definition, which provides a unique, sharper and crisper image than any other TV.

New to the range this season is the pinnacle of crisp, colourful TV viewing, the LG 55inch EG920 4k OLED TV priced at €2,799.00. Alternatively, there’s an LG Ultra HD 4K for just €739.00 and exclusive to Argos – the 40” Ultra HD 4K from Bush priced at €629.99.

The Bush retro DAB radio returns with two new classic colours – sage green and cornflower blue – priced at €77.99.

Tablets continue to grow in popularity as the streaming of TV content and films becomes more accessible than ever. Argos introduces one of the most affordable tablets to the market, the Alba 10-inch tablet priced at just €119.99. Exclusive to Argos, it comes complete with 16GB of storage and a quad-core processor which allows for quick browsing.

A new addition to mobile, is the Bush Spira E2X (€224.95), the first premium smartphone in the exclusive Argos range, with a 16-megapixel camera, Octo-core processor and the latest Android software. This is a must-buy for anyone who can’t be parted from their phone. The slim line design also means it is lightweight and comes complete with gorilla glass meaning it’s more durable than the average smartphone.

For music lovers, the new Philips Multiroom streaming products can’t be beaten. Featuring a simple set up and using Bluetooth instead of Wi-Fi, they start at only €139.99 and best of all allow you to listen to music in multiple rooms of the home.

New Bush DAB radios are also launching this season with a range of colours and starting from a low price of only €44.99.

SPORTS & FITNESS

This spring/summer sees the launch of even more fitness products which can be snapped up for less than half price including the Reebok One GT40S Treadmill (€789.99), the Everlast Smart XV8 Treadmill (€474.99) and Men’s Health Folding Workout Bench (€134.99).

OUTDOOR & GARDEN

Get the garden summer ready with deals including a black Rattan Effect 3-Seater Mini Corner Sofa (€439.99) with a saving of €20, an Oil Drum Charcoal BBQ with cover (€79.99) at a saving of over €70. Also, make mowing the lawn easier this year with the Qualcast Corded Rotary 1300w Mower (€117.99) which comes with a 320W Free Grass Trimmer.

HOME & FURNITURE

Spring/summer homeware sees an eclectic mix of trends for the home, from floral to rustic charm and simple living, Argos own brand, Heart of House has them covered. The Padstow Chair (€449.99) available in Naval Stripe or Duck Egg is designed in-house and is a cross between a chaise longue and an armchair. This is an elegant addition to your home as well as being possibly one of the most comfortable items of furniture available.

Modern, understated and simple is the essence of Scandinavian living, a trend which looks set to become even more popular this summer and the new Afina dining set encapsulates this look perfectly (€682.99).

Also new is the Amberley Table with six chairs (€714.99). A solid wood, country style set which is great for families and was inspired by last year’s Great Irish Bake Off and celebrates Irish people’s love for baking.

VIDEO GAMES & CONSOLES

Key games this year include PS4’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End available in March and Quantum Break which comes out on the Xbox One in April.

One to watch this spring/summer is children’s animation game Yo-Kai Watch with its arrival from Japan. Available on Nintendo 3DS, the game is based on the popular kids comic film series in Japan in which evil monsters and spirits are fought off.

With the arrival of the new Ghostbusters movie this year, LEGO Dimensions is releasing a Ghostbusters Level Pack which is available at the end of January and a Ghostbusters Fun Pack available in March.

TOYS

This season sees the trend for all things Frozen continuing as more products launch featuring the familiar faces of Elsa and Anna including the Frozen Magical Story Cape (€40.49) and the Disney Frozen Babies (€23.49). The classic doll, Barbie, also launches a new range, the Barbie Spy Squad along with the ever popular Disney Princess Collection.

The exclusive range of Chad Valley toys continue to grow, with new additions including the Chad Valley inflatable slide (€233.99), the Chad Valley Bouncy Castle with slide (€233.99) and the Chad Valley 3-in-1 combo play tent (€41.99).

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po are back with a bang as the Teletubbies make a return to TV screens this year from soft talking toys to collectable figures and playsets they are a must have for pre-school children.

Pie Face, the game the whole family can enjoy, which sees players ending up with a face of cream, will continue to be popular this Spring/Summer.

PERSONAL CARE

This season sees a new range of personal products which makes looking beautiful a breeze. Babyliss continues to innovate this year with the new 3Q Dryer (€186.99) which has a brushless motor, making it not only quiet but light and the Rose-Quartz AC Hair Dryer (€37.99) which leaves hair sleek and smooth thanks to the quartz-ceramic and active ionic conditioning. Compact in design and lightweight, it can also be taken on your travels this summer.

JEWELLERY

A new Palladium Collection of wedding bands launches this summer. Palladium is a beautiful and long lasting, yet affordable alternative to platinum. Wedding bands start from €317.

Wear beautiful freshwater pearl jewellery with the launch of Makoto, which has been inspired by nature’s pure and lustrous gems of the sea.

Timberland Watches, the stylish range of watches from the outdoor clothing brand, are also launching in Argos this season, for men who want practical, hard-wearing watches with a stylish twist.

One of the most anticipated launches is the new range of My Little Pony Jewellery which includes My Little Pony rainbow dash charm bracelet, My Little Pony flutter shy charm bracelet and My Little Pony rainbow dash colour chain necklace – all priced at €15.89.

This season also sees the launch of the new Shopkins range of jewellery for children including Shopkins necklace, bracelet and ring set (€20.49).

NURSERY

If you’re expecting a new addition to the family this spring/summer, Argos has the branded essentials, perfect for creating a beautiful nursery including Mamas & Papas Swirl Petal Pushchair Package (€99.99) with a saving of over €45, Mamas & Papas Harrow 3 Piece Nursery Furniture Set (€629.99).

Take a look at the new Spring / Summer 2016 collection from Argos at www.argos.ie

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Notes to Editors:

For more information, please contact Aoife Sweeney, PR Manager, Argos Republic of Ireland on aoife.sweeney@argos.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter @ArgosIreland_PR.

About Argos
Argos is Ireland’s leading general merchandise retailer and provides a unique offer of choice and convenience. It sells general merchandise and products for the home from 40 stores in the Republic of Ireland and around 700 stores in the UK.

Argos opened its first stores in the Republic in January 1996 in Limerick and Dublin; there is now an Argos catalogue in approximately three quarters of all Irish homes.  Argos is already one of the largest retail employers in the country with around 1,100 employees. In 2005, Argos launched its Irish website, www.argos.ie, which now has over 20,000 products online.

SOURCE: Home Retail Group

Argos launches its new Autumn/Winter 2015 range

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ireland’s leading general merchandise retailer, Argos, has just launched its new Autumn/Winter 2015 range, with hundreds of new products available across toys, technology, homewares and furniture including top brands such as Habitat, Nespresso, Juicy Couture and Lacoste. The full Argos range of over 20,000 products can be found on www.argos.ie.

Smart shoppers can take advantage of over 800 market-leading WOW deals, which include a Canon SX410 20MP 40x Zoom Bridge Camera for €199.99 – saving €200, Sony MDR–10RC On-Ear Headphones for €74.99 – saving €74.99, VTech Toot Too Drivers Super RC Raceway Playset for €73.99 – saving over €70 and Hoover 20W Cordless Vacuum for €218.29 – saving €43.

Andy McClelland, Operations Manager, Argos Republic of Ireland said: “The new range offers an increased selection of fantastic new products, non-stop deals and even more exclusive brands that Irish customers can’t get anywhere else including Habitat, Chad Valley, Bush and Alba.

“We also have more must-have products from top brands including Lacoste and Ferrari. We continue to offer comprehensive ways for customers to shop with us, with thousands of products available to Check & Reserve on argos.ie – allowing Irish shoppers to take control and reserve their items for free pick up in any of our 40 stores that same day.”

AW15 range highlights:

TECHNOLOGY

3D OLED TVs and wearable technology are expected to capture the imagination of gadget geeks this year.  The LG Smart 3D OLED TV is the perfect present for sport and movie lovers. The four colour pixel technology provides excellent blur-free motion that will totally immerse viewers in the action.

Irish people’s obsession with wearable technology continues to go from strength-to-strength with several key models on the market. Key must-haves include the Jawbone Up 3 for fitness fanatics with its multi-sensor technology; the FitBit Charge HR for its heart rate monitoring for everyday use, and the Withings Activite Pop Blue for its stylish look and smartphone interaction.

Much-loved technology brands Bush and Alba, exclusively available at Argos, have been updated for 2015 to help people get the most out of everyday technology. The Bush Eluma 10” 32GB Tablet & Keyboard is tipped to be a best-seller as people turn to devices that can offer work and pleasure on the go, while bargain hunters will love the Alba 2.8” mobile phone and Alba 7” Tablet.

TOYS

Top toys for Christmas this year are dominated by the big and small screen.  From Sing-A-Long Elsa, star of the mega hit Frozen, to an interactive Tracy Island from the newly re-mastered Thunderbirds, and Tumbling Stuart toy inspired by blockbuster movie Minions.

Chad Valley’s DesignaFriend doll range, exclusive to Argos, is expected to prove popular with youngsters, offering fashion-led accessories for five different dolls – each with their own personality.  Watch out for the Chad Valley DesignaFriend Wardrobe Chest, which has four different doll outfits – an essential gift for any doll lover.

Other hot toys include the Chad Valley 3 Storey Summer Winter Doll’s House, which comes complete with ten pieces of wooden furniture and the Chad Valley Wooden Farm Set, which comes with 50 pieces including a barn, shed and lots of animals.

Must-have family board games for Christmas include Loupin Louie, packed with chicken-chasing fun, and Pie Face² – which adults will love just as much as the kids!

VIDEO GAMING

With no new consoles on the horizon just yet, the focus is all on game play this Christmas. Lego Dimensions is set to catch the imagination of gamers across all console formats as they get to bring their Lego characters to life on the screen. Star Wars Battlefront is also set to take off alongside the film release later this year, and Guitar Hero Live makes a return after a five year absence.

PHOTOGRAPHY

The world’s first 360 degree camera is being sold through Argos for the first time, called the Kodak SP360 Extreme Action Camera. It’s ideal for sight-seeing and capturing activities like mountain climbing or parachuting.

HOME

Homewares and furniture brand, Heart of House, available at Argos offers more than 1,600 stylish products to choose from, including upholstered armchairs to wood veneer bathroom furniture.  In time for Christmas, there will also be a new Heart of House range of luxury Christmas decorations².

Exclusive to Argos, the ColourMatch range offers more than 700 products available for all rooms in the house in a choice of 22 different shades across pastels, neutrals and brights, plus spots and stripes for pattern-lovers.

Habitat continues in its mission to make great design accessible to everyone with an edit of over 200 new and classic Habitat designed products available through Argos stores across Ireland and online.

TOP VALUE DEALS

Hitachi 48 Inch Full HD Freeview HD Smart TV 444/7470 Save €300 €499.99

HP 15.6” Intel Pentium 4GB 1TB Laptop 395/8647  Save €125 €424.99

Canon SX410 20MP 40x Zoom Bridge Camera 429/4623  Half Price €199.99

VTech Toot Toot Drivers Super RC Raceway Playset 418/9257  Half Price €73.99

Morphy Richards 50L Sensor Bin 392/2800  Half Price €76.49

Samsung Galaxy A3 Mobile Phone, White 365/7319  Save €40 €274.95

Garmin Vivofit Activity Tracker, Slate 390/9043  Save €7 €82.99

Take a look at the new AW15 collection from Argos at www.argos.ie.

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For more information, please contact Aoife Sweeney, PR Manager, Argos Republic of Ireland on aoife.sweeney@argos.co.uk or Alternatively, tweet us @ArgosIreland_PR

About Argos
Argos is Ireland’s leading general merchandise retailer and provides a unique offer of choice and convenience. It sells general merchandise and products for the home from 40 stores in the Republic of Ireland and around 700 stores in the UK.

Argos opened its first stores in the Republic in January 1996 in Limerick and Dublin; there is now an Argos catalogue in approximately three quarters of all Irish homes.  Argos is already one of the largest retail employers in the country with around 1,100 employees. In 2005, Argos launched its Irish website, www.argos.ie, which now has over 20,000 products online.

 

The Irish Cancer Society and Home Retail Group partner to raise €150,000 by March 2017 for Daffodil Centre Nurses and Daffodil Centres throughout Ireland

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Irish Cancer Society has today announced a brand new partnership with the Ireland’s leading home and general merchandise retailer, Home Retail Group, owner of Argos, Homebase and Habitat. The partnership will engage 1,600 Home Retail Group colleagues and customers across Ireland through a range of fundraising activities and events aiming to raise a total of €150,000 by March 2017.

The Irish Cancer Society was selected by Home Retail Group colleagues to be their new Irish charity partner following a staff vote, with the money raised funding the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Centre Nurses and Daffodil Centres throughout Ireland.

The partnership will officially launch in all branches of Argos and Homebase across the country with Daffodil Day on March 27th. Further plans include support of the Irish Cancer Society’s national fundraising events such as the Colour Dash Run, Paint it Pink, Movember, as well as bespoke fundraising activity linked to key trading periods for the business such as the Argos Catalogue Launch.

John McCormack, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Cancer Society says: “We are delighted that Home Retail Group will be supporting and raising money for the Irish Cancer Society and, in particular, our Daffodil Centre Nurses and Daffodil Centres. Daffodil Centres bring cancer information, support and advice to the point of diagnosis and care – the hospital. This is a service not just for the patient, it is for their families and friends and anyone else with a concern or question about cancer. This new partnership with Home Retail Group will enable Daffodil Centre Nurses continue to deliver the care and support to those affected by cancer and help us open additional Daffodil Centres to reach and support even more people in Ireland.”

Andy McClelland, Operations Manager for Argos Ireland says: “I’m thrilled that Argos colleagues in Ireland have voted the Irish Cancer Society as our charity of choice over the next two years. Cancer affects so many people so we are determined to raise a substantial amount of money to fund Daffodil Centres and Daffodil Centre Nurses throughout Ireland and to make a real difference to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone. “

Marcus Mallon, Operations Manager for Homebase Ireland says: “This is a great partnership for us to be involved with and I look forward to getting involved and supporting the business and our combined 1,600 colleagues over the next two years to help us reach our ambitious target for the Irish Cancer Society.”

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For more information please contact:Donna Parsons, Communications Officer, Irish Cancer Society
T: 01 2310 573 E: dparsons@irishcancer.ie

Aoife Sweeney, PR & Media Relations Manager, Argos Republic of Ireland
M: 087 6670534 E: aoife.sweeney@argos.co.uk

Note to Editor:

About Irish Cancer Society
The Irish Cancer Society is Ireland’s national cancer charity. Established in 1963, the Irish Cancer Society provides information, support and care to those with, and affected by, cancer all over Ireland. Our services are professional, confidential and free of charge. We are almost entirely funded through the generosity of the public and receive less than 5% government funding.

About Home Retail Group
Home Retail Group plc, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer, was launched in 2006 and comprises three of the UK’s most recognisable retail brands; Argos, Homebase and Habitat.

Our retail brands have more than 100 years of market heritage between them and are well-known and respected brands within the Republic of Ireland and UK. Argos is Ireland’s leading multi-channel retailer and Homebase is a leading home-enhancement retailer. Our exclusive Habitat brand gives our customers greater choice with premium quality and contemporary styling, as well as some best-selling iconic designs. Our Financial Services business makes it easy for our customers to buy the products they want.

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Habitat returns to the Irish high street at Argos

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-3-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Habitat is set to make a return to the Irish high street as Argos announces that it will be stocking the brand for the very first time both online and in-store, making it more accessible to Irish shoppers than ever before.

Customers can now access 200 seasonal and best-selling products from the Habitat collection of affordable furniture and homewares on www.argos.ie, in advance of the range being launched in the Argos Autumn/Winter 2015 catalogue this coming July. Products can be reserved online for free with instant pick up from 40 Argos stores throughout the Republic of Ireland.

Andy McClelland, Operations Manager, Argos Republic of Ireland, said “We’re delighted to be able to broaden our product ranges here in Argos and bring on board even more great brands – such as Habitat – which our customers know and want. Habitat is a well-established furniture and homewares brand and we are pleased to be able to offer our Irish customers convenient, nationwide access to a range of new, quality Habitat products later this year.”

“We’re delighted to be making the Habitat brand more accessible to Irish customers through our relationship with Argos,” comments Clare Askem, Managing Director of Habitat. “Now everyone who wants to own a piece of Habitat can easily and quickly find our products on the high street from our iconic designs to new season collections.”

Famous for its forward thinking approach to design, Habitat has been designing products in-house for over 50 years with a collection of cleverly crafted and affordably priced products that are anything but the norm. New Habitat products which are now available from argos.ie include:

About Habitat
For fifty years we’ve has been imaging life as it should be. Since our revolutionary beginnings in 1964 we’ve made outstanding design accessible to all by bringing enduring, inventive and affordable products to the high street. Today alongside our three flagships and habitat.co.uk, we have 35 new Mini Habitat stores within Homebase branches nationwide in the UK and will be rolling out more throughout 2015. You’ll also find our Habitat products are available in Argos stores, argos.co.uk and now argos.ie. Habitat was acquired by Home Retail Group in 2011 under the leadership of current Managing Director, Clare Askem, and the in-house design studio has been under the guidance of Creative Director, Polly Dickens, since 2012.

About Argos
Argos is Ireland’s leading general merchandise retailer and provides a unique offer of choice and convenience.  It sells general merchandise and products for the home from 40 stores in the Republic of Ireland.  Argos opened its first stores in the Republic in January 1996 in Limerick and Dublin; there is now an Argos catalogue in approximately three quarters of all Irish homes.  Argos is already one of the largest retail employers in the country with around 1,500 employees.  In 2005, Argos launched its Irish website, www.argos.ie, which now has over 20,000 products online.  Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

We’re happy to help with journalists’ queries. For media enquiries, product samples and loans, please contact:

Argos:
t: 0845 120 4365
e: media.relations@argos.co.uk

 

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Habitat returns to the Irish high street at Argos

Habitat returns to the Irish high street at Argos