Argos set to move into town
20 jobs on the way at new hub in supermarket
Retailing giant Argos is to open a new store in Prestwick.
The company will create up to 20 jobs when it creates a hub inside the town’s Sainsbury’s, the Post has learned.
Argos, which acts as a subsidiary for Sainsbury’s, will also continue to trade at its current base in Ayr’s Carrick Street.
The new unit is expected to open at the beginning of December.
An immediate pickup service for thousands of goods will be offered at the Ayr Road branch of Sainsbury’s.
Up to 20,000 products can also be ordered to collect in store within hours and 20,000 extra products can be ordered for home delivery.
There will also be an eBay collection point on offer so buyers can collect their purchases.
The move comes after Sainsbury’s acquired Home Retail Group, which owns Argos.
A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said: “The combination of Sainsbury’s and Argos will enable customers to shop conveniently through different online, mobile and store channels.
“It will also give customers more choice across different product ranges, creating the UK’s largest non- food retailer.
“The new store is equipped for shopping in the digital age, with tablets that mirror the online shopping experience and staff on hand to help.
“Around half of Argos’ total sales now start online, but 80 per cent of customers will visit one of 842 stores to pick up their goods.”
A number of the non- food aisles currently in use in the Sainsbury’s superstore are expected to make way for the arrival of Argos.