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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 10th Apr 18, 4:25 PM
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    Sainsburys and Argos
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    • 10th Apr 18, 4:25 PM
    Sainsburys and Argos 10th Apr 18 at 4:25 PM
    My local Sainsburys are in the process of totally ruining their store by creating an Argos outlet inside. As it's taking up quite a chunk of floor space you can already see lots of the lines disappearing from the shelves as everything else is shoe-horned in to the leftover space to make room.

    It used to be one of the nicer Sainsburys stores I've shopped in with nice open, wide aisles and a good selection of items but now it just looks terrible. I can see this having a real negative effect on their current level of customers, especially with the likes of Aldi/Lidl within a stones throw. What makes things worse is there is already an Argos store just up the road.

    I can understand why they're doing but I'm not sure it will have the desired effect they're looking for.
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    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 10th Apr 18, 4:47 PM
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    They did the same in one of the Sainsburys local to me, but they don't seem to have reduced their core food lines, well not that I've noticed anyway. What they seem to have done is reduce or even eliminate their electricals, toys and home sections instead. Which I suppose makes sense if Argos sell similar items.

    At the rate they are springing up, I would say it's probably having the exact desired effect they want. Especially if that is a cost saving effect! What the long term effect is may not be as positive.
    Last edited by mije1983; 10-04-2018 at 4:50 PM.

    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 10th Apr 18, 5:16 PM
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    Haven!!!8217;t noticed a difference in my local one or my mother in laws ones and they have been like it a while
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    • Tallaght
    • By Tallaght 10th Apr 18, 5:17 PM
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    Argos sales are doing very well since they launched into sainsburys stores.
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 10th Apr 18, 5:26 PM
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    What makes things worse is there is already an Argos store just up the road.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    I suspect they will be closing the Argos store just up the road.

    Their model seems to be...

    Where there is a large Sainsbury and an Argos near each other, move the Argos into Sainsbury and close the standalone Argos.

    I guess that provides a substantial saving in rent and rates.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 10th Apr 18, 5:28 PM
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    Didn't think the Sainsbury's and Argos demographic would be the same
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 10th Apr 18, 6:13 PM
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    I suspect they will be closing the Argos store just up the road.

    Their model seems to be...

    Where there is a large Sainsbury and an Argos near each other, move the Argos into Sainsbury and close the standalone Argos.

    I guess that provides a substantial saving in rent and rates.
    Originally posted by eddddy
    Yes that's what happened in the town near me, had 2 stores, 1 out of town and 1 in the centre which closed and was built inside the nearest Sainsbury's.
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 10th Apr 18, 6:17 PM
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    Think yourself lucky it's only an Argos - we got and Argos and a Habitat in ours (and the whole Arcadia group in the local Tesco)

    It's a result of the pre-crash race for space in the supermarkets who now have more space than they know what to do with and leaves us with (even more) empty units on retail parks
    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 10th Apr 18, 6:50 PM
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    Didn't think the Sainsbury's and Argos demographic would be the same
    Originally posted by Barny1979
    Why?

    I shop in both, and particularly like being able to pick up Sainsbury's home goods from Argos.
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 10th Apr 18, 7:51 PM
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    We now have a Argos store in our Sainsburys in Washington ,they have also closed the stand alone Argos store so as said above saving a lot of rent/electricity etc.
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 10th Apr 18, 8:14 PM
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    I suspect they will be closing the Argos store just up the road.

    Their model seems to be...

    Where there is a large Sainsbury and an Argos near each other, move the Argos into Sainsbury and close the standalone Argos.

    I guess that provides a substantial saving in rent and rates.
    Originally posted by eddddy
    That'll probably make sense.

    Unfortunately that means all the people who shop in that particular Argos and the Asda further up will now be frequenting Sainsburys, definite step in the wrong direction
    Last edited by neilmcl; 10-04-2018 at 8:21 PM.
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 10th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
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    In my town they closed two Argos stores and it went to Sainburys this happened in November
    • ibizafan
    • By ibizafan 10th Apr 18, 9:19 PM
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    This happened to our Sainsburys as well. However, it has taken the place of large electrical items such as TVs, and has not impacted on the grocery area.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 11th Apr 18, 9:02 AM
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    They did the same in one of the Sainsburys local to me, but they don't seem to have reduced their core food lines, well not that I've noticed anyway. What they seem to have done is reduce or even eliminate their electricals, toys and home sections instead. Which I suppose makes sense if Argos sell similar items.
    Originally posted by mije1983
    This happened to our Sainsburys as well. However, it has taken the place of large electrical items such as TVs, and has not impacted on the grocery area.
    Originally posted by ibizafan
    That's what I would have expected when my local did the same last year - but no. Sainsbury still sell TVs and kettles and stuff and they have noticeably reduced the range (number of brands) in some of the grocery aisles. I think what they actually did was move the Argos point from a nearby Homebase. I suppose it might be useful if I ever wanted to order something online from Argos, I can now pick up somewhere within walking distance from home.

    There was a tiny Argos set up at Cannon St Tube station last year - I presume more as a pick-up point than actual browsing. It appears not to have been a success as it's now a Costa....
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    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 11th Apr 18, 10:26 AM
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    They did this in my local Sainsburys.
    Unfortunately they put the Argos next to their stinking fish counter..........
    Most unpleasant particularly as even at 9.30 am their fish stinks & looks like it has been there all week, which it probably has.
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