Argos is a retailer located within the UK

Argos is a retailer located within the UK that was established in 1973. Within the UK and Ireland the retailer has over eight hundred stores. The retailer offers something different to the usual retail experience, Argos is different because it is a catalogue merchant. Consumers can browse through the catalogue of products and select which they wish to purchase. The can then go to the store and pick up the products. Since the development of their website consumers can now decide whether they want Argos to deliver their products or whether they wish to collect these from a store.

Argos is part of the Home Retail Group that also owns the popular hardware store Homebase. Despite being established many years ago the company continues to expand the Argos brand throughout the UK into numerous new locations.

The retailer stocks numerous major brands throughout their different product ranges. By many people the retailer is considered unique and is used a one stop shop for all home necessities.

In 2009 the company announced that stores would go through a major rebranding process, this is expected to take several years and is likely to cost around 70 million.