RUSTINGTON’S new Argos store opened its doors to shoppers this morning (Wednesday, June 24).
The Argos digital shop is based in the Sainsbury’s supermarket, at the Rustington Retail Park, in New Road.
The outlet has created 17 jobs and follows the announcement in January about the retailers teaming up to open ten new Argos digital stores in Sainsbury’s supermarkets over the summer, with another one planned in nearby Bognor Regis.
The smaller, new format Argos store is 4,800 sq ft and offers all of the most popular products that customers want for immediate pick up with 20,000 items available for pick up within a few hours at the store, ranging from tables to tablets to toys.
Phil Wild, manager of Sainsbury’s, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome the Argos team to our store, and we are looking forward to feedback from customers about the increased range and offer.
“It’s a great, complementary product offer and provides the convenience that our customers are looking for.”
Michael Griffin, Argos store manager, said: “People in the nearby café have been curiously watching the build of the new store over the last few weeks, so they couldn’t wait to get in this morning to take a look around.
“Rustington hasn’t had an Argos store before, so this is a really convenient addition for shoppers who will have even more choice on their doorstep.”
Around half of Argos’ total sales now start online, but 90 per cent of customers will visit one of 788 stores to pick up their goods.