// Argos closes its stores in the UK
// The closures are as a result of the Covid-19 crisis
// Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe has encouraged customers to shop online
Argos has made the decision to temporarily close the majority of its UK stores as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
All of Argos’ standalone stores have now shut their doors, but its stores inside Sainsbury’s supermarkets remain open. Argos is owned by Sainsbury’s.
Chief executive Mike Coupe revealed the store closures and said the Argos website is open as usual and still offering delivery in a bid to continue serving customers while shops are shut.
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“We would strongly encourage you to order items for home delivery, and to only collect whilst doing your essential food shopping at Sainsbury’s,” he said.
“Please note, for the safety of our customers and colleagues, we are limiting the number of customers in our stores.
“You therefore may need to queue before entering Sainsbury’s to collect your Argos order.”
As a result of the store closures, Argos has also halted its returns process.
However, any purchases made after March 1 can be returned for up to 30 days after stores reopen.