Argos serves over 130 million customers a year through its stores and takes four million customer orders either online or over the phone. On average, 17 million UK households, or around two thirds of the population, have an Argos catalogue at home at any time. Argos expects to add around 30 stores per annum with the chain expected to exceed 800 over time. Its internet site is the second most visited internet retail site in the UK.
Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK's leading home and general merchandise retailer.