Argos has today announced that they will be opening new digital stores within various Sainsbury’s supermarkets throughout the UK this year to offer a number of digital goods for customers to purchase on their weekly shop.
In total there will be 10 of these new stores opened within Sainsbury’s stores in the UK, providing a complimentary product range by the summer months of this year.
Argos say that these new stores will provide customers with the choice from over 20,000 non-grocery products which can be purchased instantly in store via a tablet, or reserved online and collected within hours. There will also be an extended range of around 40,000 products that can be ordered in store for home delivery.
These new stores will range in sizes from around 1,000 to 5,000 square feet.
John Walden, Chief Executive of Home Retail Group, said:
“Our new distribution model allows us to provide customers in any Argos location with a choice of around 20,000 lines within hours, regardless of the size or stocking capacity of the store. This strategic capability has opened up options for a variety of new Argos stores and formats, and the possibility that we can now cost-effectively reach more customers and neighbourhoods with an Argos presence. I look forward to the results of the 10 store programme with Sainsbury’s and to understanding the full potential of this exciting opportunity.”
Mike Coupe, Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s, added:
“These 10 Argos stores will complement our supermarket offer, giving customers the opportunity to shop for an extended range of non-food items. They will bring something new and different to our customers, and fit well with our strategy of making our supermarkets more convenient. As well as looking at carefully selected partners, we continue to roll out our ranges of own brand clothing and general merchandise in our supermarkets to give customers even more choice and value.”
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