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Bygghemma goes for exclusive payment solution

Bygghemma has extended its partnership with payments company Svea Ekonomi and now gives them  exclusivity for payment solutions in Sweden, Norway and Finland, with the intention of eventually expanding to additional countries. “For us it is important to have a full partner, Svea Ekonomi is flexible and committed and relieve us in our work. Anything […]

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Jula to follow up customer loyalty program success with pro-club

Jula’s customer club, JulaClub, has now reached 2 million members. “It’s fantastic! 2 million JulaClub members is a proof that we have many dedicated customers. JulaClub is an extremely important key role in our endeavors to always meet the customer in the right way, “says Joachim Frykberg, CEO of Jula AB. (more…)

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Per Thelin leaves Stockmann

With a new Chairman, the turnaround specialist Per Thelin leaves his position as Stockmann’s CEO only 17 months after he took the job. ”The agreed strategic actions – in particular the divestments of Russian department stores and Seppälä – have been carried out as planned. The company structure consisting of Stockmann Retail, Real Estate and Lindex has been […]

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ÖoB seeks new neighbors

Erikslund shopping area in västerås is one of Sweden’s largest, but also has many vacant premises. Now discount operator ÖoB changes neighbor from Elgiganten to Jula and Willy. “We know that we complement each other,” says ÖoB’s establishment director Josef Sommarkrans. (more…)

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ABC-chain gets local customization concept

The ABC chain is renewed, after about 20 service station stores begin to run their operations under the name Lähi ABC! with services targeted primarily to local customers, who are offered easy shopping eating, refueling and continuing connection with the purchase. The rebranded stations are located mainly in urban areas. (more…)

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Despite weaker currency – border trade boosted again

The border trade does not suffer from a weaker Norwegian currency. In Charlottenberg the retail trade has so far this year increased by over 20 percent. “When the Norwegian krone is weakened imported goods gets more expensive in Norway. Norwegian traders have raised prices a lot, especially on food, “says Lars Erik Eröy, center manager […]

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Citycon to have 75 % of all shopping centers certified

Citycon has launched an extensive project to introduce BREAAM In-Use certification for its shopping centres. So far, a total of 16 shopping centres owned by Citycon and four managed by the company have been granted the BREEAM In-Use certificate. Of these, eight are located in Norway, four in Finland, three in Sweden and one in […]

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New buildingware CEO a one-year-solution

DT Group, the largest buildingware retail actor in the Nordics, has a new President, the Stark-CEO Søren P Olesen. But only for the next 12 months. “As Søren P. Olesen must hold two major CEO positions over the next year, our owner Wolseley will wait before they make the position permanent,” says CFO Søren Strøm. (more…)

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Citycon expands organisation with eight new employees

After the acquisition of the Norwegian Sektor in July 2015 Citycon is now announcing that it employs eight people, including three operation engineers and a property technician in order to build its own operating organization. In addition, Citycon strengthens its Swedish organization with four specialists, all based in Kista. Joel Bjerking, formerly JLL, has been appointed […]

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Jula to open four Norwegian stores – and number eight in Stockholm

Jula’s rapid expansion in Norway continues. During spring opens Jula all four new stores in the Norwegian market. ”Jula in Norway is one long success story since the first store opened in 2008. The establishment rate is still high and we still see more potential,” says Per Jacobsen, CEO of Jula Norway. (more…)

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Swedish buildingware online specialist happy with Norway

The online specialist Skånska Byggvaror is growing with physical stores. 2015 was the most succesful year in the company’s history. “What is particular pleasing is that our Norwegian initiative is delivering such strong results, giving us the stamina to both continue our efforts in Norway and expand in Denmark through the acquisition of Pavillon,” says […]

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Clas Ohlson to expand home interior range –and open more Norwegian stores

Clas Ohlson further expands in Norway and opens new stores at Amfi Finnsnes, Voss and Maxi Sandnes. The shops all have planned opening before summer 2016. At the same time a new product range is announced for the Nordic markets where the higher price level products won’t be available in stock in store. (more…)

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