Sainsbury’s to open an Argos in every store

Sainsbury’s has revealed plans to open either an Argos concession or a click-and-collect point in every one of its stores.

The grocery giant took over the company from former owner Home Retail Group following its successful bid of £1.4 billion. The move is part of integration plans for the two companies.

Mike Coupe, chief executive of J Sainsbury, said: “Over time, we envisage that there won’t be a single Sainsbury’s shop, with the exception of some very small convenience shops, where you won’t either be able to see an Argos concession or be able to click-and-collect and pick up your item.”

Sainsbury’s currently has more than 600 supermarkets and 773 convenience stores.

Earlier this month, Sainsbury’s announced its plans to introduce Argos digital concession into more than 20 additional stores by Christmas, bringing the total to more than 30.

John Rogers, chief executive of Sainsbury’s Argos, said: “Argos is one of the UK’s leading digital retailers. We know customers value the convenience of shopping for Argos products whenever and wherever they want and we are pleased to be quickly rolling out 20 more digital concessions in Sainsbury’s stores before Christmas.”