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First Argos stores open in Sainsbury's supermarkets

Published: 27 May 2015
Argos reveals the first locations for its digital concessions in Sainsbury's stores are North Cheam in Surrey and Nantwich, Cheshire - both opening today.
First Argos stores open in Sainsbury's supermarkets
The first two Argos digital stores are opening today in Sainsbury's supermarkets in North Cheam in Surrey and Nantwich in Cheshire.

The news follows the announcement made in January that the retailers would be teaming up to open 10 new Argos digital stores in Sainsbury's supermarkets this summer.

The smaller, new format Argos digital stores will stock the most popular products for immediate pick up, with 20,000 products available for same-day collection when ordered by lunchtime.

The new stores will have a footprint of around 1,000sq ft, with other stores opening over the summer ranging in size up to 5,000sq ft. All 10 locations are now confirmed to open over summer 2015. The other Sainsbury's stores to gain an Argos concession will be West Hove, Crayford, Calcot, Bognor Regis, Durham, Rustington, Drumchapel, and Keighley.

Sainsbury's retail and operations director Roger Burnley, said: "This partnership with Argos is one of a series of steps we are taking to ensure we continue to offer our customers a wide range of products at great value and to make their shopping more convenient. We are looking forward to working with Argos to ensure the best availability and shopping experience for our customers."

Argos director of retail and customer operations Steve Carson said: "Working with Sainsbury's will help us to bring the convenience of the Argos offer to more customers. This is the first time we have had stores in these specific locations. I'm delighted to bring our very latest digital stores to customers inside their local Sainsbury's. I am particularly pleased with how our teams have worked together to make sure customers have the best experience of this very new partnership."

The new stores boast a digital format, with tablets that mirror the online shopping experience and staff on hand to help. Around half of Argos' total sales now start online, with around 90% of customers visiting one of 755 stores to pick up their goods.


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