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Thursday 09 June 2011
Catalogue chain Argos sparked more concerns over the retail economy today after reporting a slump in demand for consumer electronics.
Friday 03 June 2011
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Tuesday 31 May 2011
Argos, the catalogue specialist owned by Home Retail Group, has been forced to reshuffle its top management team for the second time in just over a month.
Saturday 07 May 2011
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Friday 22 April 2011
Thursday 21 April 2011
Outlook With sales sliding at an annual rate of 5.6 per cent, and profits down for the third year in a row, Argos looks less like a business suffering the recessional blues, and more like a business in trouble.
Thursday 21 April 2011
Argos's owner, Home Retail Group, posted a 13 per cent fall in annual profits yesterday and revealed that the head of its embattled catalogue chain was stepping down.
Wednesday 20 April 2011
Argos owner Home Retail Group today said annual profits dropped 13% as it revealed the boss of its embattled catalogue chain was stepping down.
Thursday 07 April 2011
Outlook Bad news for those hoping to see a takeover of Home Retail Group. The Independent's Investment Column suggested yesterday that gossip it might be about to get an offer was likely to prove wide of the mark – and so it is already proving.
Friday 11 March 2011
Argos's owner, Home Retail Group, yesterday warned that sputtering consumer spending will leave the group's profits at the very bottom end of expectations for the year.
Thursday 03 February 2011
There's a shop in a small village in rural Scotland which still sells boxes of goods marked with pre-decimal prices which may well have been placed there 80 years ago.
Sunday 21 November 2010
Wednesday 17 November 2010
The private equity owner of Focus is sounding out other retailers about acquiring some of the DIY chain's shops, as it seeks an injection of funds to roll out its new store format.
Friday 29 October 2010
Thursday 21 October 2010
The chief executive of Home Retail warned the Government against making savage cuts to frontline services after lower-income customers reined in their spending at his Argos stores. Unveiling a 23 per cent fall in Home Retail's first-half profits, Terry Duddy said: "I think it is a good idea to pay back the deficit as fast as we can but I also think things need to be fair."
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