High street giant Argos has axed the term ” two-man delivery” – after customers made sexism complaints. The phrase has been dropped by the catalogue retail giant.
Now, the high street chain is using the term “people” instead, The Sun reports. It comes after complaints were made to the chain on social media from consumers.
One said: “I noticed in one of your stores your ad was sexist – 2 man delivery. Hopefully moving forward you’ll change this to 2 person delivery.” Another said: “Can you explain why you put up a ‘2 Man Delivery’ sign in your brand new Lewisham shop? Do you only hire men to deliver heavy goods? It’s a very outdated and insensitive phrase.”
Argos said: “We updated our wording earlier this year to ensure we reflect the diverse communities we serve and colleagues we work with.” On its website, the high street chain has a helpful Q&A for customers.