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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.

At John Lewis’ ‘Christmas in July’ event, managing director Andy Street declared that the new battleground for retailers would be ‘omniservice’. (Image credit to Mark MacKenzie)

Analysis: Will click-and-collect be retailer’s next Christmas battleground?

30-Sep-2014 | By David Burrows

Click-and-collect promises to be in huge demand this Christmas and retailers are working tirelessly to deliver a seamless fulfilment service.

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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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