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Sainsbury’s to launch Argos click and collect service

RBR Staff Writer Published 30 August 2017

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has unveiled plans to launch an Argos click-and-collect service in 100 convenience stores by the end of this year.

The move will enable customers to shop their desired Argos products and Tu clothing online and collect them at nearby stores.

The service was operated for three months as trail in six of the Sainsbury’s Local stores.

Sainsbury’s Group CEO Mike Coupe stated that shopping habits of customers change often and they go for the options that can make their lives easy and consume less amount of time.

The company has noticed that maximum number of customers have been opting for online shopping and choosing to collect from a store.

Coupe said: “Offering the Argos Click & Collect service in Sainsbury’s Local stores makes it even more convenient for our customers to buy our products.

“Argos’ leading digital capability is an important differentiator for Sainsbury’s and is key to our future strategy. Over half of all Argos sales originate online and around 80 per cent of customers then opt to collect their purchases from one of our stores, that day or the next.” 

Last September, Sainsbury’s acquired home and general merchandise retailer Home Retail Group as part of its strategy to be a multi-product, multi-channel retailer.

Sainsbury’s currently has 100 Argos digital ‘stores within stores’ in its supermarkets and has plans to add 250 more stores by March 2019.


Image: Sainsbury’s to launche Argos click and collect service. Photo:Courtesy of Sainsbury’s.