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Citycon to have 75 % of all shopping centers certified

Citycon has launched an extensive project to introduce BREAAM In-Use certification for its shopping centres. So far, a total of 16 shopping centres owned by Citycon and four managed by the company have been granted the BREEAM In-Use certificate. Of these, eight are located in Norway, four in Finland, three in Sweden and one in […]

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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 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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Stockholm’s premium shopping street to offer one-hour home delivery

Bibliotekstan, Stockholm’s premium shopping district, will from today until Christmas eve offer home delivery within an hour from the local shops. ”We are pleased to collaborate with urb-it and see it as an excellent opportunity for Bibliotekstan’s stores to offer additional services to their customers,” says Louise Kihlberg, Marketing Director of Hufvudstaden. 15 brand stores […]

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Norway’s shopping centers chose Kicks as best retailer of the year – and Strømmen as best shopping centre

Cosmetics chain Kicks were Thursday named this year’s retail chain under the Shoppingcenter’s Conference in Bergen. This year’s shopping centre is Strømmen Storsenter – and best centre management team can be found in the very north. Here you can see all winners’  presentation films (more…)

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EDITORIAL USE ONLY LEGO President and Chief Executive Officer of the LEGO Group, Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, attends the opening of the LEGO Group's new office in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 28, 2014 The new office is the fifth main office established globally in recent years by the LEGO Group. Photo credit should read: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

Lego sales up 18% with help from dragons and ninjas

Danish dragons and ninjas are conquering Asian children. The LEGO Group delivered a turnover of 14,142 MDKK. First half sales were driven by double-digit growth across all geographical regions and strong product innovation. Revenue in the first half of 2015 increased by 18 percent compared with the same period last year measured in local currency […]

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Clas Ohlson to highlight sustainable products

Clas Ohlson launches a concept called ‘From here to sustainability’ to create a dialogue with the company’s customers about sustainability. Using green speech bubbles both in stores and on the webpage, Clas Ohlson will highlight products classified as products for a more sustainable lifestyle. Clas Ohlson’s goal is that the share of products for a […]

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Kavat opens factory brand store with Blankens, Italigente and Oscar Jacobson

Quality shoe manufacturer Kavat wants to go international. Now it gathers its product concepts under one store roof at their premises in Kumla, providing a showroom and store-in-store concepts ready for other shoe stores ”We take sustainability on footwear a step further and collect our entire range in a fantastic shoe store that is unparalleled in Sweden,” says […]

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IKEA Foundation to give 38 million EUR aid to refugees

UN refugee agency UNHCR has received a grant of 38 million EUR from the IKEA Foundation to help the refugees and host communities in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. ”We believe that every child deserves a quality education, a sustainable family income, and a healthy start in life,” says Per Heggenes, CEO of IKEA Foundation. (more…)

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Ica’s organic sales up 59 percent

Ica’s sales of organic products continues to increase. In the first quarter, sales of organic food grew by 59 percent compared to the same quarter last year. The percentage of organics in the central range is now 4.5 percent *. Ica’s own organic line line I love eco increased by 90 per cent during the same period. […]

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Kappahl reaches 24 percent sustainability

At KappAhl, the efforts have intensified to ensure more sustainable fashion finds its way to the customer’s wardrobe. This spring, 24 percent of the fashion chain Kappahl’s assortment is sustainability labelled. “The so far limited availability of sustainable materials is one of our major challenges”, Carina Ladow, Vice President Assortment and Design at KappAhl. (more…)

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Lindex saved 900 million liters of water

In the past year, Lindex suppliers saved 900 million liters of water through projects for cleaner textile production in India and Bangladesh. “Our suppliers´ production operations throughout the supply chain are significantly dependent on access to water, and we will continue our collaborations and projects with suppliers and other stakeholders where we are implementing responsible […]

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Ica concerned about new Danish pork alarm

The Swedish supermarket chain Ica will examine whether Danish piglets suffer unnecessarily during the killing. Hans Aarestrup, President of Danish Pig Producers, said in a Swedish radio program that it was normal to euthanize sick piglets by quite simple to hit their heads down hard in the floor. Therefore Ica, who imports 20 percent of its pork from Denmark, […]

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New report: Varner- and H&M-suppliers in India have ”unworthy” working conditions

Garment factory workers who sews clothes for the Norwegian fashion group Varner Group and Swedish H&M have unworthy working conditions, according to a new report from Fremtiden i våre hender (Future in our hands). ”Conditions are clearly not in line with the requirements we set for our suppliers. We have started investigations of the suppliers […]

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Bestseller makes more profit – will increase Asian production

Bestseller, Denmark’s by far largest fashion company  increases its revenues for 2014 by five percent to 20.1 billion DKK. The profit before tax increased by 21 percent to 1.7 billion DKK according to the new figures from the company’s financial statements. But despite critics against the working conditions in Bestseller’s Asian supplier factories, owner Anders Holch Povlsen […]

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