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Argos opens two new digital stores

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Argos has opened two new digital stores within Sainsbury's supermarkets this week; one in Stockport and the other in Stoke-on-Trent.

Stockport
A brand new Argos digital store opened today inside the Sainsbury’s supermarket in Hazel Grove, London Road, Stockport bringing extra choice and convenience to customers in the area.

The new digital store has created 20 local jobs and follows the success of the 10 stores opened within Sainsbury’s supermarkets during 2015.

The smaller, new format Argos store offers the most popular products that customers want for immediate pick up with c.20,000 products available for store collection within a few hours ranging from toys to tablets to tables.

Simon Perry, Manager of the Sainsbury’s store, 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.”

Aaron Youd, Argos Store Manager, added: “Over the last few weeks passers-by have been trying to get a sneak peek of the store, and they’ve all said “wow.” It’s a really convenient addition for local shoppers and will allow them to have access to an extended range of non-food items.”

The new store is 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 80% of customers will visit one of 842 stores to pick up their goods.

Stoke-on-Trent 

A brand new Argos digital store opened today inside the Sainsbury’s supermarket on London Road, Stoke- on-Trent bringing extra choice and convenience to customers in the area. 

The new digital store has created 20 local jobs and follows the success of the 10 stores opened within Sainsbury’s supermarkets during 2015. 

The smaller, new format Argos store offers the most popular products that customers want for immediate pick up with c.20,000 products available for store collection within a few hours ranging from toys to tablets to tables.

Peter Jones, Manager of the Sainsbury’s store, 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.”

Steve Rowlands, Argos Store Manager, added: “Over the last few weeks passers-by have been trying to get a sneak peek of the store, and they’ve all said “wow.” It’s a really convenient addition for local shoppers and will allow them to have access to an extended range of non-food items.”

Image: Argos/Sainsbury's - Stoke-on-Trent store

Source : Home Retail Group Press Release
www.homeretailgroup.com 

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26 August 2016

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