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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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Kesko grew on all areas

Kesko Group’s sales in February 2016 totalled 656.8 million EUR. In comparable terms excluding Anttila, sales increased by 5.6 percent in local currencies. “In February, Kesko’s sales increased in all strategic growth areas: the grocery trade, the building and home improvement trade, and the car trade,” says Kesko’s President and CEO Mikko Helander. (more…)

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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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Biltema targets small city locations

Swedish Biltema makes an impression wherever the chain opens a department store. Now two small Swedish municipalities, Nässjö and Avesta, has made an agreement with the chain. ”The important thing for us is that we can establish ourselves in a good position. We need to be where the traffic is,” says Anders Selfors, establishment manager, Biltema. […]

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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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Kesko increased profit 2015

Kesko’s net sales last year were 8,679 million EUR, excluding Anttila they remained at the level of the previous year. Sales of groceries suffered from declining prices. ”We can be satisfied when we take account of the continued weak trend in the purchasing power of the main market area in Finland, says President and CEO Mikko Helander. […]

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Woody Bygghandel makes large digital B2B-investment

Building and ironware is a fast rising category online. Swedish B2B-specialist and franchise chain Woody Bygghandel has kept a low profile online so far, but now faces a substantial investment in e-commerce in B2B as a complement to the physical facilities to consolidate its industry position. ”This is a very important investment for Woody Bygghandel as a chain,” says […]

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Skånska Byggvaror to start shop-in-shop in five Plantagen-stores

Skånska Byggvaror expands its omnichannel offer by opening five new Swedish stores – as large shop-in-shop solutions at Plantagen garden centers. “The shop-in-shop solution at Plantagen is a dream scenario for us,” says Beiron Palm, Manager of Business Development and Production at Skånska Byggvaror. (more…)

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Kesko’s sales increased in in all divisions

Kesko Group’s sales in December 2015 totalled 781.8 million EUR. In comparable terms excluding Anttila, sales increased by 3.0 percent in local currencies. “In December, Kesko’s sales increased in all divisions, especially in the car trade and the home improvement and speciality goods trade. Sales grew also in the grocery trade, although prices continued to decline further,” […]

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Swedol’s sales up 11.3 percent last year

Professionals chain for ironware, Swedol, had a good sales performance in 2015 Sales in December were 133.0 million SEK (119.1), an increase of 11.7 percent compared to the same period last year. The total sales during the twelve months (January-December 2015) increased by 11.3 percent to 1 540.0 million (1 383.3). The total number of stores at December 2015 were 49 […]

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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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Mild weather boozts sales of building materials

The domestic sales of building materials in Norway had an increase in November by 8.6 percent compare to the same period last year (5.7 percent when adjusted for inflation). This according to Byggevaruindustrin. One sales day more than last year explains some, but in general this fall has been a good period for the industry. Continued good sales are reported for December where especially […]

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Clas Ohlson set November record

Clas Ohlson had a highly favourable start to Christmas shopping. Sales in November increased by 8 percent to 809 MSEK, with a particularly favourable performance in Finland where sales increased by 19 per cent in local currency. CEO Klas Balkow says weakening currencies is a challenge, but earnings is on par with the preceding year’s level. (more…)

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Bauhaus to offer click and collect

Bauhaus expands its service offering and introduces click and collect services in Denmark. Earlier after the summer – Bauhaus Denmark followed Germany and Sweden and started a pilot in Roskilde offering mounting services for a fixed price.  The service is inspired by the kitchen industry. The Click & Collect service means that the product is available […]

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K-Rauta to skip Jarmo?

K-rauta Sweden has been very successful with its advertising concept Jarmo, but will now change direction and focus on building relationships with their customers. “To make that change, we have made a total evaluation and brought in two agencies that, like us, see the value in maintaining and developing the relationship with the customer regardless of channel.”said […]

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Kesko’s international operations up 12.5% in August

Kesko’s fighting the price downturn in Finland, but does better on other markets. Total sales in August increased by 0.6% in local currencies, excluding Anttila. “Kesko’s sales continued to increase in August despite the challenging market situation. Sales development was particularly strong in the home improvement and speciality goods trade outside Finland, where the growth […]

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DHL to partner with Kesko for 300 pick up-points with parcel lockers

DHL Express and the K-Group have signed a cooperation agreement which will make 250–300 DHL service points available at the K-Group’s food stores and building and home improvement stores in different parts of Finland. The partnership also opens for cooperations on markets outside Finland. (more…)

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