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Danish electronics chain in deep crisis – will Elkjøp take over?

56 stores Danish electronics chain Fona, founded in 1926, seeks reconstruction. ”The background is the recent years’ extremely intense competition where we unfortunately have been squeezed on our earnings to such an extent that we need a time-out,” says Fona in a letter to its customers. Now, the chain states it seeks a new partner […]

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Dagrofa Communications director resigns

Dagrofa Communications director Markela Dedopoulos resigns. According to Dagrofa it is by mutual agreement. Markela Dedopoulos took up the post as Communications director in 2014 and has mainly worked to consolidate and develop Dagrofa’s internal and external communications, including the business strategy

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Elkjøp’s Nordic Christmas – up 3 percent

Elkjøp Group’s Christmas sales, including Black friday and sales period over New Year, was great in Sweden, good in Norway and tough in Denmark and Finland. That’s the conclusion after Dixons Carphone, owner of Elkjøp Group, today published it’s trading statement for Christmas, ten weeks ending 9 January. The Group now sets high hopes on their B2B-solution […]

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Danish e-commerce consumption to reach new milestone in 2016

Danish ‘purchases online continues to experience double-digit growth and rounded, according to Danish Chamber of commerce, 90 billion DKK in 2015. For 2016, the Danish industry expects that e-commerce in goods and services will exceed 100 billion DKK. At the same time, the international competition is a serious threat towards Danish e-commerce business. (more…)

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Byggmax to complete aquisition of Skånska Byggvaror

Byggmax completes the acquisition of all outstanding shares in Skånska Byggvaror. Skånska Byggvaror is an online based retailer in the do-it-yourself market for refined building material. The Company has operations in Sweden and Norway with an assortment focused on the building’s interior and exterior environments, ranging from windows and doors to storage and conservatories. Over […]

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Monica Soderberg

She is Unibail-Rodamco’s new Nordic Head of Leasing

Unibail-Rodamco has appointed Monica Söderberg as the new Head of Leasing in the Nordic region. Monica Söderberg has worked for Unibail-Rodamco since March 2014. Now, she will be responsible for leasing of the entire Nordic portfolio. Monica Söderberg has since March 2014 been working with leasing as Key Account Manager for Unibail-Rocamco responsible for some of its […]

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Reitan’s divestment of Axfood shares opens up for a Swedish Rema 1000

Norwegian Reitan group, the second largest shareholder in Swedish Axfood, is about to divest its 15.6 percent holding – and Odd Reitan denies re-election to the Board. ”A sale increases financial flexibility and enables us to better capture growth opportunities in our existing businesses ”, says Odd Reitan, Chairman and CEO of Reitangruppen. One move could […]

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Marianne Håkonsen new marketing director at Citycon

Citycon picks their Nordic marketing director from its recent aquisition in Norway. Marianne M. Håkonsen, the former Marketing Manager of Sektor Gruppen, has been appointed Citycon Oyj’s Vice President, Marketing and Branding and member of the Corporate Management Committee. Marianne Håkonsen will be responsible for leading the marketing and branding activities in all Citycon countries and furthermore […]

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Holch Povlsen: I do not know what it will be like to operate a business like Stylepit

Anders Holch Povlsen, who sits on a 83 percent stake in the internet fashion store Stylepit says he is prepared to invest the work it takes to get Stylepit back on its feet. ”There is no trick or easy shortcuts to reverse the company, but we are fortunately not work-shy, says Anders Holch Povlsen to Berlingske Business. (more…)

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Dankort breaks new records – and moves into smartphones

November was a new record month for card transactions. And the mobile phone can from next autumn will be turned into the Danes favorite debet card, Dankort. An agreement between the Danish Chamber of Commerce, banks and Nets ensures that Danes can make contactless payments using their smartphone. “Dankort on mobile will make life a little […]

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IKEA to share 105 million EUR extra with employees

IKEA gives its employees 105 million EUR extra this year in future pension provision, distributed to 128,000 people in 43 countries. For the Nordics, this means 14,000 SEK, 14,582 NOK, 11,233 DKK or 1176 EUR per full-time working person. ”All employees who’s worked five years of operation, or more, are qualified,” says HR director Karin Bergman. […]

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First social supermarket for surplus food to open in Copenhagen

New rules from the Danish Environment and Food Ministry opens up for WeFood – Denmark’s first store with surplus food. “Precisely the rule-simplification, we have been waiting for,” says Secretary General of DanChurchAid Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen. The new store with surplus food will open in early 2016 in Copenhagen. (more…)

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