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Argos UK is one of the UK's largest non-food retail chains, with sales of over £3bn (Apr 2003 - Mar 2004).
Founded in 1973, Argos UK was the pioneer of catalogue retailing in the UK.
UK Argos, which was launched in 1973, has almost 500 stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. Approximately 98% of the UK population live within 10 miles of an Argos store.
Argos had sales in the financial year 2003-2004 of over £3 bn.
During the next 3 years Argos UK is planning to open 35 new stores a year employing an additional 2,000 a year.
All remaining small stores are to be refurbished by March 2004.
Argos is to grow capacity and improve customer service in Argos Direct, the delivery to home operation. Sales via Argos Direct grew by 50% compared to last year. It accounted for 16% of Argos' sales - up from 12% last year. Preparation for the construction of the new Argos Direct warehouse has started, with completion planned before the end of the current financial year.