The Argos store in Birkenhead is to close for good next week, brand owners, Sainsbury’s, have said.
There will be job losses, but over 50% of the staff are being redeployed to other roles across Argos and Sainsbury’s.
The company is transforming the Argos brand by reducing the number of standalone Argos stores while opening more collection points and Argos stores within Sainsbury’s.
The Birkenhead branch is one of 50 of the company’s stores set to shut in 2023. Over the next three-and-a-half years, a total of 420 standalone stores will close.
A spokesperson for Argos said, “In the last few months we have been consulting with our colleagues at Birkenhead Argos following the difficult decision to close the store.
“We understand this will be an unsettling time for those affected and we are supporting them in every way we can. This has included exploring opportunities to redeploy within Argos and Sainsbury’s.
“We regularly review our property estate and the decision to close a store is never taken lightly and is based on a range of factors.”
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