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Argos is one of the most successful UK multi-channel retailers. The strength of the Argos brand sees approximately two-thirds of UK households possessing an Argos catalogue.
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Get exclusive deals and discounts for Getavoucher users from Argos Shop at Argos through Getavoucher and save more on shopping and earn extra cashback everytime. rom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the catalogue retailer in the United Kingdom and Ireland. For other uses, see Argos (disambiguation). Argos Ltd The company logo of Argos Trading name Argos Type Limited company IndustryRetail Founded13 November 1972; 45 years ago FounderRichard Tompkins HeadquartersMilton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England Number of locations 845 stores (2016) Area served United Kingdom, Ireland Key people John Rogers (CEO) Iain MacMillan (CFO) ProductsConsumer goods RevenueDecrease ?4,095.3 million (2016) Operating income Decrease ?83.1 million (2016) Number of employees 29,565 (2016) ParentSainsbury's Websiteargos.co.uk Argos Ltd, trading as Argos, is a British catalogue retailer operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and a subsidiary of Sainsbury's. The company trades both through physical stores and online, with over 845 retail stores, 29 million yearly store customers, and nearly a billion online visitors per annum, making it one of the largest high street retailers in the United Kingdom. Argos was established on 13 November 1972, by Richard Tompkins, the founder of the Green Shield Stamps scheme, who rebranded the existing Green Shield Stamps catalogue shops as Argos, before opening new Argos-branded stores later in the year. BAT Industries purchased the company in 1979, and in 1990, it was listed on the London Stock Exchange, where it became a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. In April 1998, GUS plc bought the company, and it became part of Home Retail Group when GUS split in October 2006. In August 2013, it was estimated that 96% of the population of the United Kingdom was within 10 miles of an Argos branch.