Category Archives: Norway

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.

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 »

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 »

Bygghemma goes for exclusive payment solution

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Bygghemma has extended its partnership with payments company Svea Ekonomi and now gives them  exclusivity for payment solutions in Sweden, Norway and Finland, with the intention of eventually expanding to… Read more »

Jula to follow up customer loyalty program success with pro-club

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Jula’s customer club, JulaClub, has now reached 2 million members. “It’s fantastic! 2 million JulaClub members is a proof that we have many dedicated customers. JulaClub is an extremely important… Read more »

Clas Ohlson sets new record – ready for Germany opening

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Clas Ohlson’s sales increased by 8 percent in February and 7 percent in local currencies during its third financial quarter. The weak Norwegian currency remains a challenge. CEO Klas Balkow… Read more »

New Competition Authority director to investigate information flow between chains in Norway

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The new Director of the Norwegian Competition Authority, Lars Sørgard, want new, small scale challengers in the Norwegian consumables market. Together with industry minister Monica Mæland he will investigate the barriers to entry… Read more »