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    About Argos

    Argos is the UK's largest non-food retail chain, with sales over 3bn. (Financial year April 2002-March 2003). Argos is the UK number one retailer for toys and small electrical appliances, and a leading player in many other markets including DIY and gardening, consumer electronics and furniture. It also has a significant market share in jewellery, sports equipment and furniture. Founded in 1973, Argos is part pf the Argos Retail Group which is owned by GUS plc. (See for further details, including the annual report on Argos Retail Group – and GUS plc).

    Argos, has over 525 stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland and approximately 98% of the UK population live within 10 miles of an Argos store. During the next three years Argos is planning to open 35 new stores a year employing an additional 2,000 people. All remaining small stores are to be refurbished by March 2004. Argos is also investing 120m over four years in its supply chain. It employs over 23,000 people.

    The chain consists of traditional Argos stores, typically 6,000 to 15,000 sq.ft, and 86 large store formats, typically 20,000 to 30,000 sq.ft . There are also several Call and Collect stores, offering the full Argos range by 'order today – collect tomorrow', in small catchment areas from units 1,000 to 3,000 sq.ft.

    Argos also has an award winning website, an Argos Direct home shopping division, and the Argos Additions catalogue - offering the latest in fashion.

    Argos offers customers a multi channel approach to shopping, via stores, through the website and over the telephone, and people can even reserve goods using their mobile phones through
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    Since it first started Argos has established a very strong, trusted brand focused on choice, value and convenience. Argos publishes a total of 48 million catalogues each year. 36 million of the main catalogue (with over 950 pages & growing) and 12 million Argos Additions catalogues (over 700 pages). Two editions are printed for each, Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter.



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