Standalone Argos stores closed
By Sarah Wood | 27th April 2020
Argos has closed its standalone stores during the coronavirus lockdown. What is next for the retailer?
In Gloucestershire, Argos stores in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Cirencester are temporarily closed, while stores in Sainsbury's in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Dursley and Ross are still trading.
In a statement on its website, Argos said: "The Argos website is open as usual and still offering fast delivery, so we can continue to serve you while our shops are shut.
"Argos stores in Sainsbury's supermarkets are also still open, but only to collect orders that have been paid for online. We would strongly encourage you to order items for home delivery, and to only collect whilst doing your essential food shopping at Sainsbury's.
"For the safety of our customers and colleagues, we are limiting the number of customers in our stores. You therefore may need to queue before entering Sainsbury's to collect your Argos order."
Punchline said: "With increasing Argos sales online, along with the growth in stores in Sainsbury's, we wonder whether Argos standalone stores will ever open again."
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