Argos' market share of entertainment retail in Great Britain (UK) 2013-2017

This statistic shows the share of consumer spending on entertainment products going to the retailer Argos in Great Britain (UK) from July 2013 to March 2017. Argos ranked among the leading entertainment retailers on the high street in Great Britain. Argos held a market share of 6.6 percent in December 2015, before falling to four percent in July 2016. However, this still signals an improvement in market conditions from a 1.8 percent market share in July 2013.
Argos was founded in the United Kingdom in 1972 and operates as a catalogue retailer. Catalogues are published bi-annually with a spring/summer edition and an autumn/winter edition. Each catalogue offers a range of products including homeware, electronics, sports equipment, children's toys and furniture. The company trades online as well as on the high-street, with 845 stores in the UK in 2016. The number of physical stores has increased from 751 high street stores in 2011. In recent years, the annual sales revenue generated through Argos decreased. In 2016, the company brought in annual sales of 4.095 billion British pounds, which was a decrease from 2011 when sales of 4.19 billion British pounds were generated.

Market share of Argos in the entertainment retail market in Great Britain (UK) from July 2013 to March 2017

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Release date

April 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

12 weeks ending July 6, 2013 to 12 weeks ending March 12, 2017**

Supplementary notes

* Market share is calculated according to share of spend, and includes physical sales of videos, games and music.
** Data for some 12 week periods was not provided by the source. Data for periods previous to the 12 weeks ending July 3, 2016 were published earlier by the source.

The source indicates: "Kantar Worldpanel Entertainment is the leading provider of continuous consumer panel research, measuring the film, music and game purchasing trends of 15 thousand demographically representative individuals in Great Britain. All data is based on the value of items being bought by these consumers."

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