Category Archives: Norway

Swedish buildingware online specialist happy with Norway

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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… Read more »

Clas Ohlson to expand home interior range –and open more Norwegian stores

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Clas Ohlson further expands in Norway and opens new stores at Amfi Finnsnes, Voss and Maxi Sandnes. The shops all have planned opening before summer 2016. At the same time… Read more »

Elkjøp’s Nordic Christmas – up 3 percent

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Elkjøp Group’s Christmas sales, including Black friday and sales period over New Year, was great in Sweden, good in Norway and tough in Denmark and Finland. That’s the conclusion after Dixons… Read more »

Bianco Footwear sold to Bestseller

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Bestseller continues the acquisition-strategy. Now the troubled shoe-chain Bianco becomes a part of Anders Holch Povlsen’s fashion empire. He says an expansion of Bianco’s online and wholesale business is on… Read more »

Coop took legal actions against unauthorized competitions

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Online competitions misusing different brands has escalated – and customers disappointment damages the real brand name. Now Coop has made a larger research of unauthorized competitions using Coop’s brand on behalf… Read more »

Elkjøp and Elgiganten reports new record sales – from new products

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Elgiganten in Sweden announces that Black Friday was the start of a record strong Christmas, with sales growth of 5 percent, more customer visits and a higher customer ratings than… Read more »

Skånska Byggvaror to start shop-in-shop in five Plantagen-stores

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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,”… Read more »

Rema reports 120 competitor’s stores for illegal Sunday opening

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Rema 1000 in Norway reports 120 stores in NorgesGruppen, Coop and Bunnpris for violating the law on holidays and holiday peace. The chain claims nearly a third of Norgesgruppen’s stores are open on… Read more »

Clas Ohlson increased Christmas sales by 13 percent in Finland

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Clas Ohlson sales increased by 5 percent in December to 1,114 MSEK (1,066). In local currencies, sales increased by 7 percent. Total sales during the first eight months of the fiscal… Read more »

Reitan’s divestment of Axfood shares opens up for a Swedish Rema 1000

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Norwegian Reitan group, the second largest shareholder in Swedish Axfood, is about to divest its 15.6 percent holding – and Odd Reitan denies re-election to the Board. ”A sale increases financial… Read more »