Habitat to open four new Mini Habitat stores within Sainsbury’s supermarkets by mid-November 2017

Habitat to open four new Mini Habitat stores within Sainsbury’s supermarkets by mid-November 2017

Interiors brand to open four further Mini Habitat concession stores in Sainsbury’s by mid-November

LONDON, 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Habitat is to launch four further new Mini Habitat stores by mid-November 2017. New Mini Habitat stores within Sainsbury’s supermarkets will open in York (Monk’s Cross), Manchester (Cheadle), Newcastle (Heaton) and London (Wandsworth), taking the total to ten.

The 2,000sqft stores will follow the same footprint as the brand’s six current Mini store-in-store formats as Habitat looks to create a network of regional touchpoint stores to help support its multi-channel growth strategy. With over 60% of sales now being made online through the www.habitat.co.uk website, further investment in smaller footprint concession formats is aimed at expanding Habitat’s brand awareness with Sainsbury’s customers as well as helping to increase online shopper confidence by allowing customers to ‘touch and feel’ the quality of the products in convenient store locations.

Each Mini Habitat store will showcase an edited range of over 600 products, all designed by the Habitat design team in London, with a range of price points across furniture, upholstery, lighting, homewares and textiles. Customers will be encouraged to touch and feel products on display as well as browse the habitat.co.uk website on integrated in-store digital screens and iPads that allow them to access the full product portfolio of over 4,500 products. Dedicated Habitat staff will also be in-store to explain product features and highlight additional product options online that can be ordered for home delivery or Click & Collect from over 2000 locations in the UK.

Clare Askem, Managing Director of Habitat, said: “We’ve learnt lots of lessons from our six trial Mini stores in Sainsbury’s this year and these have been addressed in our upcoming store openings. We’ve refined our product range based on customer feedback, while our in-store visual merchandising and service proposition has been adapted to what customers want on a ‘weekly shop’ basis.”

“Our customers increasingly want choice, flexibility and speed and we are evolving the brand into a truly multi-channel business that allows customers to shop how and when they want – be that online, in-store or a combination of the two.”

Habitat’s digital sales are showing strong growth – over 60% of sales now come from habitat.co.uk and it is increasing its digital services, having recently launched Click & Collect, where customers can pick up over 3,000 small homeware products from over 2,000 Sainsbury’s locations at a time that suits them.

Askem continued: “We believe physical stores will remain important to Habitat which is why we are evolving our store offer and rolling it out to four further shops.“

Mini Habitat in Sainsbury’s Monks Cross, York launches 25 October 2017

Mini Habitat in Sainsbury’s Cheadle, Manchester launches 1 November 2017

Mini Habitat in Sainsbury’s Newcastle Heaton, Newcastle launches 8 November 2017

Mini Habitat in Sainsbury’s Wandsworth, London launches 15 November 2017

SOURCE: Sainsbury’s

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Sainsbury’s announces expansion plans for Argos and Habitat

Sainsbury’s announces expansion plans for Argos and Habitat


London, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (13 April 2017), Sainsbury’s opens its 50th Argos Digital store in a Sainsbury’s supermarket. The opening marks an important milestone in the retailer’s strategy to be a multi-product, multi-channel retailer, serving customers quickly and conveniently whenever and wherever they want to shop.

  • Plan to transform 60 existing Argos stores to new digital format
  • Sainsbury’s to open 10 further Mini Habitat stores in its supermarkets
  • As 50th Argos Digital store opens in Kiln Lane, Epsom, Surrey

Sainsbury’s has moved rapidly to open 50 Argos Digital stores since the acquisition of Argos and Habitat seven months ago and has committed to opening 250 over three years. Argos also announced today that it plans to transform 60 stand-alone stores to the digital format. This will mean that over a third of the Argos store estate is digital in a year’s time, helping customers benefit from a fast and convenient store experience. Argos digital collection points are also available to customers in 90 Sainsbury’s stores for customers to Click & Collect Argos parcels.

Following the launch of the first Mini Habitat concession in in Nine Elms, London, in October 2016, the seventh Mini Habitat opened today alongside the 50th Argos Digital store at Sainsbury’s Kiln Lane in Epsom, Surrey, giving customers the opportunity to buy Habitat products both in-store and via in-store iPads.  Sainsbury’s also announced it plans to open another 10 Mini Habitats during this financial year, which will help the company to assess the full potential of the Mini Habitat format in Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

Argos Chief Executive Officer, John Rogers, said: “The opening of our 50th Argos Digital store just seven months after we acquired the company shows we are moving ahead at pace with our strategy.  Our cutting-edge digital capability is a core strength of our business and our decision to transform 60 Argos stores by March next year moves our strategy on further. Over a third of the store estate will now benefit from cutting-edge digital technology that will improve the customer experience, making shopping faster and more convenient.”

Customers increasingly appreciate the benefits of shopping at both Sainsbury’s and Argos under one roof and there is a clear uplift of one to two per cent on sales from Argos customers shopping for Sainsbury’s food, general merchandise and clothing products. Argos Digital stores located in Sainsbury’s supermarkets that have been open for more than a year are delivering 20 to 30 per cent like-for-like sales growth.

Over half of all Argos sales originate online.  Its leading digital capability is an important differentiator and is key to its future strategy

At over 76,000 sq ft, the flagship store at Kiln Lane is one of the largest in the retailer’s estate and demonstrates how Sainsbury’s is using its space to offer customers choice and convenience, with over 90,000 products and a range of popular services under one roof.  In addition to the new 2,100 sq ft Argos Digital store and the 1,790 sq ft Mini Habitat, the store also boasts the latest Sainsbury’s Food Hall format and the full range of general merchandise and Tu clothing. Carefully chosen concession partners include Timpsons and Sushi Daily.


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Source: Sainsbury’s


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.

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Habitat returns to the Irish high street at Argos

Habitat returns to the Irish high street at Argos


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