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Undramatic Swedish fashion sales in March

Style index from Svensk Handel Stil shows that sales of clothing in the dealer channel, measured in comparable units and in current prices, fell by 0.3 percent in March compared with the same month last year. The corresponding figure for sales in shoe stores show a decrease of 3.8 percent. So far this year, from January […]

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Strong Swedish retail sales in February

The extra sales day in February boosted Swedish retail sales significantly. The turnover increased by 8.7 percent from February 2015 to February 2016. Retail trade for consumables showed an increase of 6.4 percent, while durables increased by 10.8 percent. In constant prices and working day adjusted the retail trade sales volume increased by 3.9 percent in […]

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Swedish retail forecast set lower than 2015

After the strongest retail growth in eight years, the forecast for Sweden 2016 is 4.0 percent. ”Retail sales have grown every year since 1997 and will do so again this year,” said Michael Cronholm Consultant on HUI Research. Inhibiting factors like higher taxes and stricter amortization requirements, however, that growth will be lower than last […]

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Gothenburg the new hotspot for retail establishment

2.4 million square meters of new retail space in shopping centers and retail areas are planned in Sweden. This represents 14 Mall of Scandinavia or like the entire e-commerce would be converted into physical retail. Especially great is the interest in Gothenburg, according to a survey of shopping centers and commercial areas carried out by […]

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New numbers: Finnish retail trade up 1.2 percent

According to Statistics Finland, sales in total trade increased by 0.4 percent in November from November 2014. Sales in retail trade increased by 1.2 percent in November. Among industries belonging to retail trade, department store trade developed more positively than daily consumer goods trade: sales in department stores went up by 1.8 percent from one […]

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Finnish retail sales up 1.2 percent in November

According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, the sales of retail trade increased by 1.2 percent in November from November 2014. Over the same period, the volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, grew by 2.6 percent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales contracted by 0.4 percent […]

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Swedish retail sales up 7.0 percent in November

The turnover for Swedish retail trade measured in current prices increased by 7.0 percent from November 2014 to November 2015. In volume, the Swedish retail trade sales volume increased by 5.2 percent in November compared with the same month last year. Retail sales for consumables increased by 2.0 percent while retail sales for durables increased […]

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Swedish retailers more pessimistic

Swedish retailers does not have a strong belief in next year’s development. According to Svensk Handel’s Trade Barometer, an increasing amount forecast a decline in sales, falling profitability and reduced staff due to new regulations. (more…)

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Trend upwards for Swedish specialist fashion retail

Swedish style index from Svensk Handel Stil show that October-sales of clothing from specialist retailers, measured in comparable units and in current prices, increased by 8.7 percent compared with the same month last year. The corresponding figure for sales in shoe stores show an increase of 5.5 percent. ”If sales have been worse we’d surely be […]

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Nordic bankruptcy comparison: Retail most affected industries in Sweden and Denmark

A new Nordic bankruptcy comparison shows that corporate bankruptcies decreases in all four Nordic countries this year compared with 2012 to 2014. And with 14 percent fewer bankruptcies in the past year, Sweden is the country where the bankruptcies declined the most. Over a four year period, the decline has been greatest in Denmark, with […]

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This is how the new budget will affect Swedish retail

The Swedish government presented the budget for 2016 yesterday. But the Swedish Trade Federation are concerned that the costs for young employees will increase by 3.5 billion SEK. “The government should make it easier to hire, not harder”, Svensk Handel CEO Karin Johansson comments on the government’s budget. (more…)

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High domestic growth for Swedish e-commerce

PostNord’s E-Business Tendency Survey for the second quarter for the second quarter of 2015 reports an increase in Swedish online sales by 21 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period of 2014. The e-commerce survey for the second quarter will be presented in Borås on Thursday, writes Dagenshandel.se. Especially the sales from national sites is […]

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Danish fashion sales, the light of June

According to Statistics Denmark, retail sales increased by 2.13 percent in June compared to June 2014. Especially the fashion retailers compensated for the weak May sales. But food sales decreased, following the Nordic pattern. ”We see a healthy increase in sales and consumer confidence,” “says tax policy chief Jacob Ravn from the Danish Chamber of Commerce. […]

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