Home Retail Group plc is a home and general merchandise retailer. The Company is organized into three business segments: Argos, Homebase and Financial Services together with Central Activities. Argos is a general merchandise retailer. Homebase is a home enhancement retailer and offers a range of home improvement products in a differentiated store environment. Its Financial Services business works in conjunction with Argos and Homebase to provide its customers with the credit offers to drive product sales. It has 71,000 products available across Argos and Homebase. As of March 3, 2012, it had 1,089 stores in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland across the Argos and Homebase format. On June 24, 2011, it acquired rights for the use of the Habitat brand, its brand designs in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the Habitat UK Website and three of its London stores.