Argos is set to shut ANOTHER shop in August… is it near YOU?

Argos is set to shut ANOTHER shop in August, bringing number to eight… so are any of them near YOU?

  • Argos has outlined plans to close another branch as it pivots to selling online 
  • The catalogue retailer has already closed all its stores in the Republic of Ireland 

Argos is set to close another one of its UK stores this month as pushes ahead with plans to shutter 100 of its shops by 2024.

The catalogue retailer, owned by Sainsbury’s, has already shut four stores across Britain and a further 34 in the Republic of Ireland.

Now, Argos is planning to close its outlet in the Morfa Shopping Park in Swansea on August 22 in line with the company’s plans to move away from the high street. 

The plans are set to see the Milton Keynes based firm shutter shops and in some cases replace them with smaller branches inside Sainsbury’s supermarkets. 

Argos’ closures come as an array of the UK’s top high street brands have begun shuttering stores amid the rise of online shopping and the cost-of-living crisis. 

More Argos stores are set to close down next month amid plans for 100 to shut within the next year (File image) 

The full list of stores already closed in the UK and those Argos shops set to close next month

The plan is part of Argos’s bid to close 100 high street outlets between now and 2024 as it seeks to expand its presence inside supermarkets. 

The homeware giant previously confirmed the dates of a series of closures set to be carried out this month, with the first to shut being Grimsby Alexandria Argos, which will relocate to Sainsbury’s between August 9 and 10. 

Next in the firing line is the Scunthorpe Argos, which is due to relocate on August 15 and 16, reports The Sun.

The retailer’s store in St Stephen’s shopping centre, Hull, will close on August 8. But a new branch in Sainsbury’s Hessle will open the following day on August 9.

Is YOUR local Argos branch shutting down?

Argos stores which are closing include: 

  • St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Hull, August 8
  • Alexandra Retail Park, Grimsby – August 9
  • Lakeside Retail Park, Scunthorpe (August 15/16) 
  • Riverside, Norwich – date TBC
  • Park Plaza, Bridgend – date TBC 
  • Cardiff Bay – date TBC 
  • Newport Road, Cardiff – date TBC
  • Morfa Shopping Centre, Swansea – August 22 

Stores which have already closed this year are: 

  • Coventry City Arcade – January 7
  • Nottingham City Centre – January 14
  • Coatbridge Lanarkshire – March 11
  • Birkenhead Pyramids Shopping Centre – March 22
  • All stores in the Republic of Ireland – June 24

A date has now been announced the closure of Argos’ Morfa Shopping Centre branch in Swansea, which is set to be shuttered on August 22.  

This is the full list of planned closures for August:

  • St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Hull (August 8)
  • Grimsby (August 9/10) 
  • Scunthorpe (August 15/16)
  • Riverside, Norwich (August) 
  • Parc Plaza, Bridgend (August) 
  • Cardiff Bay (August)
  • Newport Road, Cardiff (August) 
  • Morfa Shopping Centre, Swansea (August 22) 

The chain has shut 45 branches in the last 12 months up to March this year, while opening 25 branches inside Sainsbury’s stores in the same period. 

A total of 30 Argos stores are set to open inside Sainsbury’s supermarkets – leaving 70 locations without direct replacements.   

Argos aims to have between 430 and 460 stores and between 450 and 500 Argos collection points inside Sainsbury’s supermarkets by March 2024.

It comes after many retailers have struggled since the Covid pandemic – while shoppers have tightened their purse strings due to rising inflation. 

Iceland has shut its doors to more than 12 shops this year, while beauty chain Boots announced it is closing 300 branches. 

An Argos spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘The transformation of our Argos store and distribution network is continuing at pace, improving availability, convenience and service for customers. 

‘As part of this, we are we are opening new Argos stores in many of our Sainsbury’s supermarkets, enabling customers to purchase thousands of technology, home and toy products from Argos while picking up their groceries.’ 

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