Category Archives: Press announcements

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.

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 »

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 »

Citycon to have 75 % of all shopping centers certified

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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… Read more »

Kesko’s sales increased in in all divisions

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Kesko Group’s sales in December 2015 totalled 781.8 million EUR. In comparable terms excluding Anttila, sales increased by 3.0 percent in local currencies. “In December, Kesko’s sales increased in all divisions, especially… Read more »

Stockmann to fight 19.6 million extra taxation in Finland and Sweden

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The Stockmann Group has received tax reassessment decisions from the Finnish and Swedish tax authorities requiring the Group companies to pay 19.6 million EUR in additional taxes, including punitive tax… Read more »

Byggmax to complete aquisition of Skånska Byggvaror

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Byggmax completes the acquisition of all outstanding shares in Skånska Byggvaror. Skånska Byggvaror is an online based retailer in the do-it-yourself market for refined building material. The Company has operations… Read more »

Elgiganten to take over service and repairs partner

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Elkjøp Group takes over its main partner for service and repairs, InfoCare Workshop. ”The acquisition will strengthen our service offerings to our customers by ensuring efficient repairs and an even better… Read more »

Euronics Norway sold to Swedish EEL

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The Swedish EEL Group merges with the Norwegian consumer electronics company Euronics Norway – making Euronics merchants shareholders in EEL and creating a Nordic appliances leader. To ScandinavianRetail.com, Kenneth Baltzersen,… Read more »

Online customers less tolerant to bad customer customer experience

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Bad return policies and technical failures during peak seasons will cost online retailers a lot of customers, not only once but for following years. A new study reveals that customer experience… Read more »