Category Archives: International

Clas Ohlson sent employees to China to study sustainability

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How good are the working conditions in a retail chain’s factories in Asia? At Clas Ohlson, some employees really know after paying a visit.

Marimekko to open limited edition store at NK in Stockholm

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Finnish design brand Marimekko will open a pop-up store at NK Department store for an exclusive limited edition. ”NK is a prestigious department store with a long history and a… Read more »

Statoil to start rebranding to Circle K in Sweden

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Today starts the rebranding of Statoil petrol stations in Europe. The first inauguration takes place in Sweden when Statoil Länna / Skogås outside Stockholm becomes Circle K. However in Norway the launch is postponed… Read more »

Ilse Jacobsen targets Scandinavian and international concept store expansion

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The brand Ilse Jacobsen stands behind a handful of store concepts. Now a new concept, that gathers them all, will open in Lyngby Mall to manifest Ilse Jacobsen as a lifestyle brand,… 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 »

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 »

Synsam to open 100 stores with new concept

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Optician chain Synsam is investing in a new business in optics and sports glasses. Synsam Sports will offer personalized glasses, specialized for 18 different sports. The new chain will be established… Read more »