Sainsbury's and Argos celebrate new milestone
Sainsbury’s has today, 4th March, reached a significant stage in its plans to bring Sainsbury’s and Argos closer together with the opening of its 400th Argos store inside a Sainsbury’s supermarket.
The launch of the new Argos in Sainsbury’s Crystal Peaks in Sheffield follows the opening of two similar stores in stores in Belfast and Waltham Cross earlier this week. By offering more customers the chance to shop the much-loved brands of Sainsbury’s, Argos, Habitat and Tu Clothing under one roof, the retailer is delivering its plans to make shopping more convenient for customers.
More than half of all Argos stores are now located within Sainsbury’s supermarkets, making it easier for customers to browse and collect tens of thousands of affordable technology, home and toy products whilst picking up their groceries.
Argos is a technology-led business – its website is the third most visited of any UK retailer and 90% of Argos sales now originate online. The new stores in Sainsbury’s stores allow customers to benefit from Argos’s market-leading Fast Track delivery and collection service, giving them the option to order products for same day collection from store in as little as four hours. Customers can also use tablets in the digital Pay@Browse area, enabling them to choose and purchase what they want quickly and conveniently instore.
Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s Property Director, said: “This is a fantastic milestone for us that shows how we’re continuing to invest in our estate to improve the availability of great value Argos products for customers.
“It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come from the opening of our first Argos store inside a Sainsbury’s in 2015 and we know our customers have enjoyed the added flexibility and convenience offered by these stores ever since.”