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Anxious wait on future of Argos stores
6:10pm Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
THERE is uncertainty over the future of the town’s two Argos branches after plans were announced to close or relocate at least 75 of the catalogue retailer's stores.
Home Retail Group, which owns Argos, is planning to make the changes over the next five years.
It has more than 700 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Two of them are in St Helens, one being on Church Street and another at the Ravenhead Retail Park.
The company's plans to change Argos into a digitally-led retailer.
A company spokeswoman could offer no news on what stores will be affected.
A statement read: “We are committed to a national and local spread of stores.
“We cannot at this stage give details on individual stores that will be affected by this because it will depend on lease negotiations at the time.”