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Fan sales soar as Brits feel the heat

20th Jun 17 11:04 am

How are you dealing with the heatwave?

Argos customers are cooling down and making the most of the heatwave in the garden.

Argos’ top five selling lines across the whole of Argos last week comprised two fans, two paddling pools and play sand, with over 165,000 units of paddling pools and fans sold.


  • This has been one of our busiest weeks ever for fans – yesterday we sold 92,000 units alone
  • Our website saw 101 searches for fans every minute yesterday
  • The good news is we still have stock – we have tens of thousands of units which we’re working hard to push out to stores after such a strong few days
  • Customers can check stock levels on our website or app and reserve for collection to avoid any wasted journeys.  They can also get same day Fast Track delivery in just four hours nationwide


  • Outdoor toys sales were up almost 200 per cent in the last week
  • We saw more than 150,000 searches for Paddling Pools and Paddling Pool related terms on our website last week
  • Argos sold enough paddling pools last week to hold over 70 million litres of water
  • The 10ft Quick Up Pool and Cover Set was Argos’s best-selling line by value across the whole business, with the Chad Valley Family Paddling Pool also featuring in the top five
  • BBQ sales were up 135 per cent  
  • Garden furniture sales were up almost 100%

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