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Danish vintage giant fires CEO

The CEO of the Danish online vintage fashion store Trendsales resigns immediately. ”It is true that Trendsales’ and now former CEO Rasmus Goth Engel have agreed to separate with immediate effect, says Martin Falslev Andersen, co-founder of Trendsales to TV2. (more…)

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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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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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Alko to start online sales of all alcoholic beverages

The Finnish state-owned alcohol monopoly-chain Alko will start e-commerce this year. The aim is to offer the full range. “Our customers can use our services precisely in those channels where they want. By bringing our full range for purchase, we can better serve our customers, “says Alko’s business manager Paula Kujansivu. (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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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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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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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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Critical store service as online business is rising for Christmas

One third (33%) of all Swedes made at least half of the Christmas presents shopping online, according to a recent survey. “While the survey shows how critical it is to create an overall concept that the consumer is satisfied with – from order to delivery. The fact that 82% of Swedes would change store if they experience problems […]

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Clas Ohlson increased Christmas sales by 13 percent in Finland

Clas Ohlson sales increased by 5 percent in December to 1,114 MSEK (1,066). In local currencies, sales increased by 7 percent. Total sales during the first eight months of the fiscal year (May to December 2015) increased by 5 percent to 5,540 MSEK (5,269). In local currencies, sales increased by 7 percent. Growth in Finland was […]

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Perfume chain sold to online beauty specialist

Online beauty products retailer Eleven acquires retail chain Parfymeri L. Eleven offers nearly 900 brands in cosmetics, skin care, hair care and fragrance with distribution throughout the Nordic region. In connection with the acquisition of Parfymeri L, Eleven says it will take the next step in their development and make the physical beauty commerce modern. Parfymeri L has […]

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