Sainsbury's £1.3bn offer for Argos parent, Home Retail Group, could be a brave and decisive move - allowing the retailer to diversify its appeal, repurpose its store space and simplify its own offering, according to analysts.
Cognito iQ, the leading provider of cloud-based management solutions for the mobile workforce, has been selected by Argos to power the delivery intelligence for its Fast Trackservice, the first same day UK wide delivery service from a high street retailer.
Sainsbury’s plans to expand its Netto alliance is the best strategy for fighting the discount threat, according to leading retail analysts.
Commenting on the retailer’s results for the three months to 9 January 2016 - Sainsbury’s posted a 0.4% fall in
Acquiring Home Retail Group would have been a major coup for Sainsbury’s, according to the e-commerce agency, Ampersand.
“Taking Argos, with its robust multi-channel offering, under its wing would have certainly boosted Sainsbury’s proposition," Darryl Adie, the Ampersand managing director,
Argos has unveiled Britain’s first ever ‘Fast Track’ pedestrian shopping lane today in response to new research which found almost half (47%) the nation cite the slow pace of high streets as their biggest shopping bugbear. According to the research
With just 25 working days until the Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend, ParcelHero says eBay’s new Argos Click & Collect delivery options are ideally timed. There are only 25 working days until the Black Friday weekend and eight weeks until Christmas, and the
Argos and eBay today announce that they have signed a wider multi-year partnership making it easier and more convenient for both business and consumer sellers on eBay to offer unique fulfilment services. The partnership spans collection and drop-off at Argos
Argos is helping online customers make choices about what products are best for them by offering live chat assistance powered by predictive analytics as they shop online. Working in partnership with intuitive customer experience firm 7, the approach is driven by 7’s
The UK holds five of the top 20 mobile shopping apps in Europe, according to a new index created by MasterCard. The results of the Mobile Top App Index show that the UK stands out for the quality and quantity of its apps.
Argos has announced that it will be launching an exclusive UK fashion range with Cherokee, offering a range of clothing, accessories and footwear for the autumn/winter 2015 season. Customers will be able to choose from a range of high quality,
Argos is launching its spring/summer 2015 range on Saturday 17 January, with thousands of new products available across toys, technology, homewares and furniture including top brands Lego, Dualit, Trespass, Bush and Philips. The full Argos range of over 52,000 products can be
The average shopper expects to spend a whopping £365 on Christmas presents this year, whether that is through pounding the pavements of the high street and retail parks or from the comfort of our own homes. That’s according to the
As one of the biggest shopping weekends of 2014 approaches, leading online retailer Argos is predicting a UK mobile shopping frenzy this year with more visits than ever to its website and apps on Cyber Monday coming from shoppers using smartphones and
Two big name high street retailers are the latest brands to join a digital gifting platform to enable their customers to send gifts to their friends and family via their smartphones and tablets; using Facebook, SMS or email. New Look
Home Retail Group report it has successfully gone live with an enterprise social media management platform to further strengthen its multi-channel offering for its Argos, Homebase and Habitat brands. The retail group selected customer contact technology specialist Sabio to deploy a social customer service solution that has already
Ipsos Retail Performance, the global retail and footfall consultant, is working with Argos to trial a new footfall counting solution that tracks the in store movements of customers through the observation Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from mobile devices. The solution
Argos is heralding the launch of Heart of House, its first ever home and furniture power brand, with a through-the-line campaign, kicking off with TV advertising on 25 August 2014 and running across press, digital, social and PR. The campaign, which was
Argos is incorporating augmented reality technology into its publications and customer apps on the largest scale ever by a UK retailer, the company claims. More than 300 pieces of augmented reality content have been built into the new Argos catalogue
Argos and eBay oday announced they have entered an agreement to extend their offering of click & collect services via Argos stores. This extension will enable shoppers to select products from a much wider range of eBay sellers for collection from
Argos has launched NFC technology in 40 stores, enabling shoppers to use their smartphones to engage with store staff to receive the latest offers and download its mobile app. The NFC capability has been introduced in partnership with Proxama, the
Small businesses are being offered the chance to work with some of the country’s biggest brands, including Argos and Procter & Gamble, through a new digital innovation competition run by IC tomorrow, part of the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy
New research shows click and collect was the success story for retailers this Christmas, with 20% of shoppers buying items online for in-store collection in the run-up to the festive season. Experience design agency Foolproof asked 1000 shoppers whether they had
This Christmas sees the first year eBay has offered a convenient new click and collect choice for the nation’s shoppers. As technology becomes an increasingly important part of the way we shop, Click and Collect services, which allow people to
Argos claims to be bringing the fun back into Christmas gift shopping this year with the launch of the first ever interactive Digital Gift Guide of its kind. The new guide allows shoppers to search for gifts, create lists for
Matt Clark, director at UK management consultancy, Boxwood, explores the upsides and downsides of omni-channel retailing and provides pointers for those bricks and mortar retailers ready to take the plunge All you hear these days in the trade press and conference