Author Archives: Reporter

Lakkapää in administration sold to XL Bygg

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Lakkapää buildingware stores lives on in Sweden – converted to XL Bygg. XL Bygg Stenvalls takes over both premises and bearings. “We want to offer our customers good and accessible facilities with a wide selection… Read more »

Kappahl recruits assortment and design manager from H&M group

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Maria Segergren has been appointed new Vice President Assortment & Design and member of the KappAhl Group executive management, starting in September 2016. Maria Segergren was most recently assortment/purchasing manager at… Read more »

Jula made over half a billion profit

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Jula had a tough year – but still makes good money in Norway.  Profit before tax totaled 84 million NOK from a turnover of 1.7 billion . ”The result indicates financial strength. We manage to… Read more »

Fashion chain expands commitment to the textile workers’ rights

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 Fifty Chinese fashion factories are included in a project, five of which are suppliers to Lindex, in a project to educate textile workers of their rights. After a successful pilot in… Read more »

He takes the position as new pharmacy chain CEO

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Pharmacies chain Kronans Apotek now has a new President. Lars Birkeland leave his post and is replaced today by Stig Tornell, former assortment and marketing director. Stig Tornell’s retail experience comes… Read more »

Polarn O Pyret leaves China and Holland – targets Finland and Norway

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Polarn O. Pyret has today taken the decision to close the smaller and unprofitable operations in the Netherlands and China and to expand the number of stores in Finland and… Read more »