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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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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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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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Sweden’s new money to go live this week

This week Sweden launches new money. Four new banknotes with a new look – and a new denomination – is valid from 1 October. The new banknotes will contain portraits of world-famous showbusiness Swedes – and give retailers a few challenges. (more…)

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CEO-switch in Euroflorist

Flower chain EuroFlorist has a new Swedish CEO, Laszlo Varga 34 years has been appointed as the new CEO, starting in September 2015. He recently served as COO of Euroflorist with responsibility for the company’s e-commerce, which represents 60% of the business. Laszlo has worked at Euro Florist since 2009. Resigning CEO Jesper Kärrbrink switches […]

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NorgesGruppen aquires petrol station chain

Norgesgruppen has signed a 10-year alliance agreement with Esso Norway AS and buy all shares in the subsidiary Tiger AS with 105 petrol stations. The agreement means that NorgesGruppen Servicehandel AS will be responsible for operating shops and car wash at Esso’s company-owned stations in Norway. The rights to concepts Tiger Butikk, On The Run […]

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Odd Reitan: We are more solid than ever

Net income for 2014 shows that Reitangruppen is more solid than ever. Totalomsetningen was 82 billion NOK, an increase of  5 billion from 2013. The last ten years Reitangruppen tripled the operating profit. ”Effective structures and good system operation gives us tremendous power in a demanding market. We use the power to secure 36,611 jobs in the […]

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