A new Argos store will open in the Falmouth branch of Sainsbury's today.

The catalogue retailer's store in Berkeley Vale shut recently after news of its closure was announced in August.

Russell Blackburn, Sainsbury’s Falmouth store manager said: “We are thrilled to welcome the Argos team and even more fantastic colleagues to our store in Falmouth.

"The opening is great news for our customers, who are always looking for easier, more convenient ways to shop. We look forward to offering them an exciting range of products at fantastic value.”

Sainsbury's said the move had created 11 jobs, but it is not clear whether that includes staff who have moved from the old store.

The Packet asked the retailer for clarification and a spokesman replied: "As a result of the Argos moving into the Sainsbury’s store, there were no forced redundancies.

"The same number of jobs were created in the Sainsbury’s supermarket as there were in the Argos Berkeley Vale store."

While 60 per cent of Argos’s total sales now start online, 85 per cent of customers choose to collect their goods in-store.

Argos’s fast track delivery and click & collect means around 20,000 products can be ordered for same day collection in store and for home delivery, in as little as four hours.

The new store will have a Pay@Browse area with tablets that enable customers to purchase what they want as well as browse for products, with Argos colleagues on hand to help.

The premises in Berkeley Vale was first leased to the company in April 1994, which became the catalogue retailer's fifth Cornish branch at the time.

Its lease was granted for 25 years subject to yearly rent reviews and was due to expire this year.

The closure is one of many for Argos in recent years.

When the company was taken over by Sainsbury's in 2016 it was revealed that more than 200 stores could be closed and relocated to nearby supermarkets as their leases were due to come to an end, according to a BBC report.

There are now more than 280 Argos stores in Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

It also announced in 2012 that 75 stores would be closing in an drive to focus on online business.