Argos had best Christmas sales for more than 10 years

High street retailer Argos has revealed its best Christmas performance for more than 10 years - with 46 percent of sales made online.

High street retailer Argos has revealed its best Christmas performance for more than 10 years. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Another strong Christmas for tablet computers and the recent launch of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 games consoles helped like-for-like sales jump 3.8% in the 18 weeks to January 4.

It said 46 percent of all sales were made over the internet, boosted by its popular check and reserve service allowing shoppers to collect items in store as well as a surge in the use of smartphones and tablets - accounting for a fifth of all sales.

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