‘As Argos celebrates 50 years, it’s a testament to retail’s ability to reinvent itself’

Argos pencils

Argos celebrates its 50th anniversary this month – quite a moment for a retailer whose relevance has sometimes been questioned.

Since its launch, Argos has successfully been reshaped more than once. That has enabled it to outlast many of the high street neighbours that sat alongside it in the 1970s and 1980s and even some of the new generation of apparent disruptors that laid claim to be being the future of retail.


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