Argos is a department store chain based in the UK. The Argos chain is composed of over 800 retail stores, and this company also operates an online storefront at argos.co.uk. Argos is a subsidiary of Sainsbury's, and argos.co.uk receives over 1 billion visitors every year. It is estimated that 96% of UK residents live within 10 miles of an Argos store, making the chain one of the most trafficked retail stores in the country. Argos was founded by Richard Tompkins.