The supermarket chain Sainsbury’s hopes that an innovation introduced in its West Hove branch could herald a revival in the company’s fortunes.
The branch is one of three to include an Argos concession – all opened over the past three months – and seven more are planned in the coming three months.
Sainsbury’s has previously said that a quarter of its stores have under-used space.
The company plans to use some of this space for concession partnerships and to expand its non-food offer over the next five years.
The news was shared as the supermarket chain gave a financial update and said that sales were down for the sixth quarter in a row.
Price wars were blamed, with Aldi and Lidl in particular providing a challenge across the country. Locally, the Aldi in Carlton Terrace, Portslade, is a key rival.