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Lidl switches store design

Lidl has presented its new store identity in Finland – switching colors from blue to grey, introducing wider corridors and re-located departments but also improved facilities for the staff. The new look from spring 2016 onwards is based on deep consumer surveys. ”People prefer to visit the grocery store without a feeling of congestion,” says Country Manager Lauri Sipponen . […]

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Media Markt: ”We are ready to expand in Sweden again”

After a series of cancelled store openings in 2012, Media Markt now says it is now prepared to open several new stores. The chain says that the number of profitable stores now have doubled – and points to a 67 million improvement despite  230 million SEK in losses last year. “We can confirm that the business is developing according […]

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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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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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Kesko to reform all K-citymarkets

K-citymarket’s Finnish comprehensive reform has started, all the stores are to be renewed after the local customers wishes by the end of 2018. “The K-citymarket chain reform are utilized by a new way of customer feedback and store-specific customer information. The aim is to make each one of 81 store look unique to its customer base , two K-citymarkets won’t […]

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Ica to open health care clinics at hypermarkets

Ica goes for more qualified health care in connection with its hypermarkets This is done by ICA’s pharmacy chain Apotek Hjärtat opening Minute Clinics. Three trials are now permanent and three new will be established. “The big advantage is that we simplify for customers. You can check your birthmark at the same time you buy milk, “says ICA’s CEO Per […]

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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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Lager 157 to expand into malls

Lager 157 will for the first time move into a shopping center with a smaller store size than the chain’s usual concept, the premiere takes place in Nacka Forum. ”This will be our fourth store in Stockholm and will differ from the other as the position and size of retail space creates new opportunities for us,” says Jonas Ivarsson, […]

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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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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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