Argos is delighted to announce the opening of its 40th store in Ireland at the Showgrounds Shopping Centre in Clonmel, Tipperary on Saturday 5th of March 2011 @ 9am. Celebrating 15 years in Ireland this year, the Clonmel store opening is another milestone for the company.
The Argos store will create 30 new jobs for Tipperary. After a successful recruitment drive in recent weeks with over 1,500 applications received, these positions have now been filled.
The latest store will incorporate a new format for Argos Ireland with an updated Jewellery counter and dedicated technology display areas.
Argos is also running an online competition at the moment, with the chance to win €1,500 to spend at Argos, plus other great prizes. You can enter the competition by visiting www.argos.ie/15years .
There will be FREE €10 Argos gift voucher available to the first 50 customers and FREE Chad Valley Magic Writer available for the first 100 customers.
Argos Ireland Media Relations Manager, Rachel Dealey, commented,
“We are excited to announce the opening of our 40th store, and after 15 years in Ireland, hope that we can continue to thrive and evolve. By creating over 25 new jobs for the Tipperary area we are committed to offering the local community value and choice, with convenience for shoppers remaining essential”.
Argos strives to be the best value general retailer and, with over 19,000 affordable ideas and 1,500 price cuts in the latest Spring/Summer Irish catalogue, we are committed to offering choice, value and convenience to all our customers in the Republic of Ireland.
Argos is a unique retailer recognised for choice, value and convenience. It sells general merchandise and products for the home from over 30 stores in the Republic of Ireland and over 750 stores in the UK. . In the last financial year, Argos sales grew nearly 1.5% to £4.3 billion and it employed some 33,000 people across the business.
Argos opened its first stores in the Republic in January 1996 in Limerick, Nutgrove and Dublin; there is now an Argos catalogue in approximately two-thirds of all Irish homes. Argos is already one of the largest retail employers in the country with around 1,300 employees. In 2005, Argos launched its Irish website, www.argos.ie, which now has over 20,000 products online.
Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.