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Argos to reopen 140 of its standalone stores

Published on: 4th June 2020

With non-essential retailers allowed to open from 15th June, Argos has announced a number of its stores will reopen for collections and returns. 

Argos has revealed how it plans to reopen, following the nationwide lockdown which saw its standalone stores forced to close from 23rd March.

On 15th June, along with thousands of other businesses, the retailer will reopen 140 of its locations for collections and returns to begin with. Argos says that what is has learned from its Sainsbury’s concessions during the lockdown will be used to ensure staff and customer safety. Facemasks, gloves and perspex screens are likely to be used instore.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We are looking at what the government’s announcement around non-essential retailers possibly being able to open from June 15th in England means for our business. To ensure we get this right, we are preparing to open a first phase of around 140 standalone Argos stores to customers for collections and returns. Our colleagues will be working hard over the coming weeks to make sure robust social distancing and safety measures are in place. We will keep our customers and colleagues updated and we are watching what the government says closely.”

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