Argos urged to expand inventory as catalogue ‘still smaller than fridge’


Retail chain Argos is facing increasing ridicule from competitors, as most able-bodied people can still lift its catalogue without sustaining back injuries. Some homeowners also fear that the catalogue’s portability makes it easy for body-building burglars to steal. ‘I’ve stapled on the Garden Ornament Supplement and Tea-Cosy Special Offer brochure, but it’s still small enough to get through the French window,’ said Doris Cambes, 76, of Dorset

The company, however, has said that it will not be drawn into ‘catalogue envy’ wars. ‘It didn’t bother us that it was smaller than the Bible until 1981,’ spokesman Ted Williams, ‘and we’re not bothered by the fact that it’s still compact enough to fit into the boot of a Mini. It’s the content that counts, after all. But we recognise our customers’ concerns, so we’ve got a three-pound supplement on burglar alarms planned for 2018, which should help.’

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