Tag Archives: Argos

Smart gadgets soar as UK embraces the connected home

More UK households now have a home assistant than a pet rabbit, according to Argos. The retailer claims that 10% of UK households now own a home assistant – more than the number of households with a pet rabbit (2%) or hamster (1%) – with sales of smart home products …

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Argos unwraps festive advert

Argos’ 2018 Christmas advert made its debut last Thursday (November 1) during primetime ad breaks during ‘Coronation Street’ on ITV and ‘Gogglebox’ on Channel 4. The ad features the ‘Christmas fool’ – an impish creature that causes chaos about the house as anxious families try to put the finishing touches …

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Sainsbury’s and Argos seek 11,500 Christmas temps

Sainsbury’s and Argos are recruiting 11,500 temporary colleagues to work for them during the Black Friday and Christmas periods. A total of 5,500 jobs are available at Sainsbury’s and 6,000 at Argos. Both retailers are also offering extra hours to colleagues who may want extra work in the run-up to …

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Argos customers can now ‘Voice Shop’

Argos is launching a new service called Voice Shop, which enables shoppers to reserve 20,000 Argos products using voice technology. Customers can use just their voice to reserve items for same-day pick-up from more than 850 Argos stores by using the Google Assistant (available on most Android phones, iOS or …

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Autumn/Winter 2018 arrives at Argos

Argos has revealed details of its new Autumn/Winter 2018 range. The retailer has highlighted several new additions for the home. It said: ‘Moulinex, made popular in the 1980s, will be returning exclusively to Argos with a brand new range of kettles, toasters and coffee machines (kettle £34.99, two-slice toaster £29.99, …

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Argos celebrates 45 years on the high street

Argos marked its 45th birthday in style in Manchester today (Friday July 6) with a special ceremony celebrating its longest-serving employee, who joined the retailer in the year it launched on the high street. Argos ceo John Rogers presented Philip Stone, aged 61, with a certificate, a £500 gift voucher …

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Sainsbury’s Home and Argos Home to sponsor New Designers exhibition

Sainsbury’s Home has announced its partnership for the second year with New Designers, and for the first time, Argos Home will also partner with the upcoming exhibition. Opening tomorrow (Wednesday June 27) at the Business Design Centre in London, New Designer is a two-week celebration of design that sees students of 200-plus creative courses unveiling …

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Argos ‘revolutionises’ TV buying experience

Argos has launched an Augmented Reality (AR) feature in its iOS app that allows customers to view an animated version of different TV models in their own homes using their smartphones. Just in time for those looking to upgrade their TVs for the World Cup, the new functionality promises to …

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Argos shares kitchen gadget trends

Declaring ‘the great carb comeback’, Argos has revealed that demand for ‘carb-preparation’ gadgets is on the rise. The retailer reports that its sales of spiralizers have dropped 65% year-on-year, while sales of potato ricers and pasta makers have climbed by 20% and 10% respectively.  Argos has also seen online searches for …

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Spring/Summer 2018 arrives at Argos

Argos has launched its Spring/Summer 2018 collection at its 800 stores with thousands of new products and several new brands. The multi-channel retailer has launched collections under six home trends, each designed to bring ‘a unique aesthetic, embracing quality and delivering key looks for the new season’. Argos said: ‘Artisan …

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