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He is Orkla’s new manager in Sweden

Orkla Foods Sweden gets a new CEO: Henrik Julin, the CEO of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sweden since June 2014. “It has been an intense period of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks and there is a stronger organization that will now continue to develop the Swedish people’s favorites in biscuits and snacks,” says Henrik Julin. He will take […]

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Stokke to half the management team in Coop Norway

When Geir Inge Stokke took over the lead in Coop Norway, he had too much staff – including a management team of 24 people. Now 650 people has left the company due to overlapping work after the ICA acquisition. And 13 leaves the management team. ”24 people who report to me are simply too many. It is not effective, Stokke tells […]

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Coop took legal actions against unauthorized competitions

Online competitions misusing different brands has escalated – and customers disappointment damages the real brand name. Now Coop has made a larger research of unauthorized competitions using Coop’s brand on behalf of its members and other customers who have been duped online. ”Frivolous campaigns that we are talking about here contributes to creating further uncertainty to […]

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Rema reports 120 competitor’s stores for illegal Sunday opening

Rema 1000 in Norway reports 120 stores in NorgesGruppen, Coop and Bunnpris for violating the law on holidays and holiday peace. The chain claims nearly a third of Norgesgruppen’s stores are open on Sundays in violation of the law. ”Today’s regulations are not enforced – and for those who exploit it, the turnovers increase on Sundays. Either the authorities […]

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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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Sale of Suomen Lähikauppa to be further examined

Kesko’s aquisition of Suomen Lähikauppa will be further examined by the Finnish Competition and Consumer Protection Office, KKV. KKV believes Kesko might gain monopoly in local areas, but also the national impact on the grocery market will be examined. And with one actor gone on the Finnish market, aquisitions will come into focus even more. (more…)

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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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Norway to launch national price and nutrition comparison portal for groceries

In October next year launches the Norwegian Consumer Council a grocery portal, which will provide food customers with the ability to find the best rates and evaluate the products in all the grocery stores. ”Today there are only the consumers who do not have a complete overview of the pricing,” says Mette Fossum Beyer in Rema […]

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Kesko’s buildingware best performer in November

Kesko’s sales increased in November by 1.7 percent in local currencies. “Kesko’s sales increased particularly in Finland in the building and home improvement trade and in sports trade. In the grocery trade, sales were at the level of the previous year and the general decline in prices continued”, says Kesko’s President and CEO Mikko Helander. In Kesko’s grocery […]

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Lidl: This is how we’ll use yesterday’s party in our marketing

The Nobel party is over. But for Lidl it has just begun. An entire marketing budget was hanging on to yesterday evening being a great success. The marketing manager Caroline Forsshéll now tells how yesterday’s Le Bon banquet was documented and will be used in marketing for at least a year forward. “It was an […]

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Kesko to provide free charging points for Tesla

A hybrid car and a contactless loyalty card is the new high tech sustainable offer for Finnish consumers from Kesko. Owners of both will soon be able to charge their cars for free in three regions while doing their grocery shopping. After one hour of charging, the car is set for approximately 100 kilometers more. (more…)

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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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Coop caught cheating Sweden’s leading price study

Every year, Swedish pensioners’ organisation, PRO, performs a nationwide consumer price survey, receiving much attention. It has often been argued that the stores lower their prices temporarily to appear cheaper than they are. Now, Coop has been caught by a chief warning and instructing its stores to temporarily lower the prices. (more…)

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