The retail chain Argos has revealed plans to reopen 140 of its stores across the country.
The business closed like other retailers when lockout restrictions were imposed and has only opened a small number of stores in the past few weeks in Sainsbury’s supermarkets.
As restrictions begin to loosen across the UK, with non-essential stores allowed to open on June 15, speculation has grown on social media as to when Argos returns to the main streets from the country.
What did the company that owns Argos say?
A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s, the group that owns Argos, said, “We are examining what the government’s announcement regarding non-essential retailers that may open from June 15 in England means for our business.
“To make sure we get it right, we are preparing to open a first phase of approximately 140 stand-alone Argos stores to customers for collections and returns.
“Our colleagues will work hard over the next few weeks to ensure that strong social security and distancing measures are in place.
“We will keep our customers and colleagues informed and we are following what the government is saying. ”
Which Argos stores will reopen?
As of June 5, the company had not revealed exactly which stores would be part of its initial opening phase.