The Argos catalogue is a very popular in-and-out-of store shopping catalogue providing a unique high street & home shopping experience.
Argos Catalogue & Store
The Argos catalogue is the main selling tool of Argos Ltd, the largest general-goods retailer in the United Kingdom.
- The Argos catalogue is the primary means of displaying goods to in-store customers.
The Argos catalogue is a print catalogue that users can pick up in-store for browsing at home. One you have found an item you can return to the Argos store to purchase the item, or you can purchase it online. You can also shop for items online at the Argos website, for in-store pick up or home delivery. The Argos catalogue is also available at several fixed stands within the store.
No other British retailer uses anything like the Argos catalogue to sell to
customers in-store. Customers use the Argos catalogue to select items for purchase, pay for the
items in-store, and then usually collect the items from the in-store collection desk,
or they might have the item delivered to their home.
The Argos catalogue advertises many different brands that are now owned by Argos, including Elizabeth Duke (jewellery), Mikomi, Alba, Bush and Chad Valley.
The idea to found Argos came to Richard Tompkins whilst on holiday in the Greek city of Argos in 1973. Argos was purchased by BAT Industries in 1979 for £32 million. By 1982 Argos was the UK's 4th biggest jewellery retailer. Argos demerged from BAT Industries and was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1990, but was acquired by GUS plc in 1998. It subsequently became part of Home Retail Group, which demerged from GUS plc in 2006.