Argos is set to permanently close its Chantry Centre store in March 2017 and will open a new digital store at Sainsbury’s Andover North supermarket.

The new store will open at the end of March and brings extra choice and convenience to customers. It will offer thousands of popular products for immediate pickup. 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 so buyers can either collect their Ebay purchases or arrange for Argos to deliver them.

The move comes after Sainsbury’s recently acquired Home Retail Group, which owns Argos and is part of its strategy to help its customers shop whenever and wherever they want.

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.

A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said, “We are really thrilled to welcome Argos and its team to the Andover North store.

“The new shop is great news for customers, who are looking for easier, more convenient ways to shop. We’re looking forward to offering them an increased range of products at great value, all under one roof.”

Staff from the Chantry Centre store will transfer to the new digital store.

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