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Latest news, insight and analysis on Argos, part of Home Retail Group


Home Retail Group comprises Argos, the UK’s only high street catalogue retailer and Homebase, the second largest DIY specialist chain. Argos sales have declined in three of the latest four years, with the rate of decline having accelerated sharply in 2011/12 and profits having slumped. Argos sales were £3.87bn in 2011/12 (-8.9% LFL) through just under 750 outlets and its important website.

The news arrived that Dave Lewis was to be parachuted into the Tesco hot seat a month early.

People: Argos and Tesco active in the August retail job market

11-Sep-2014 | By Tony Gregg

Apart from Argos and Tesco, August was a predictably low-key month in the retail jobs market as attention turned to school holidays and summer vacations.

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Is Apple’s NFC smartphone another example of the retailer allowing others to pioneer a technology before presenting an accessible solution?

Comment: Apple's NFC iPhone can leapfrog the competition

10-Sep-2014 | By Neil Garner

Is Apple’s near-field-communication (NFC) smartphone another example of the retailer allowing others to pioneer a technology before presenting an accessible solution?

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