Following the UK retailer’s recent acquisition of Home Retail Group, owner of Argos and Habitat, Sainsbury’s will introduce Argos digital concessions to more than 20 additional stores by Christmas.
Argos digital stores within Sainsbury’s supermarkets gives customers access to more than 90,000 products under one roof, as the combination of Sainsbury’s and Argos creates one of the UK’s leading food and non-food retailers.
The Argos digital stores will offer customers a choice to either buy instantly in-store via tablets, or to reserve online for easy same-day collection. The Argos digital stores in Sainsbury’s will range in from around 93sqm to more than 464.5sqm.
Sainsbury’s will also introduce five Mini Habitat concessions within Sainsbury’s stores over the coming months. These concessions, which will range from 130sqm to 186sqm, will sit alongside and complement Sainsbury’s own homeware and cookware ranges. Building on its reputation for affordable, well-designed products for the home, Mini Habitat stores will include more than 600 products – all designed in-house by the Habitat design team in London – with a range of price points across furniture, upholstery, lighting, homeware and textiles.
“This is the start of an exciting new phase for Sainsbury’s, Argos and Habitat,” J Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe said. “I am delighted to be able to quickly capitalise on the benefits of our combined group by opening more Argos digital concessions in our stores and introducing the Mini Habitat format to customers. Being able to shop across all three brands under one roof will make our customers’ lives even more convenient and offer them incredible choice.”