Re­vamped store opens ‘pa­per­less’ age

Accrington Observer - - YOUR VIEWS -

THEY once rev­o­lu­tionised re­tail ther­apy for shop­pers of a cer­tain vin­tage, but Ar­gos’ tra­di­tional lam­i­nated cat­a­logues, pa­per slips and pen­cils have been con­signed to the his­tory books.

The ‘pa­per­less’, fully WiFi-en­abled Ac­cring­ton store’s con­tem­po­rary look sees ta­bles of tablets al­low­ing cus­tomers to browse for prod­ucts, videos, pho­tog­ra­phy and cus­tomer re­views on­line.

The Black­burn Road store has un­der­gone a ma­jor trans­for­ma­tion - with Ac­cring­ton be­ing one of the first five stores in the coun­try to be re­fur­bished as part of the cur­rent in­vest­ment strat­egy, plus 15 new lo­cal jobs have been cre­ated for Peak.

The move comes af­ter Sains­bury’s ac­quired Home Re­tail Group, which owns Ar­gos.

Cus­tomers can also ben­e­fit from new ser­vices such as the abil­ity to browse and pay for goods on­line at home or on the move for col­lec­tion from a Fast Track col­lec­tion point.

There will also be an eBay col­lec­tion point so buy­ers can col­lect their eBay pur­chases.

Store man­ager Cathy Smith said: “Ar­gos has been part of this community for 22 years, and we are re­ally thrilled that Ac­cring­ton has been cho­sen as one of the lat­est stores to be re­branded.”

The newly re­fur­bished store was re­launched on Friday, October 13, with the rib­bon cut by Carol Mor­ton, who is the long­est serv­ing staff mem­ber work­ing at the Ac­cring­ton branch.

Ar­gos in Ac­cring­ton has gone pa­per­less

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