Bauhaus Sweden today has 2,600 employees and is now planning to hire an additional 1,100 employees. The recruitments are for a new store at Sisjön Gothenburg and to handle peak season.
Björn Abild, the current CEO of Hemtex and with previous experience as CEO of ICA Special, Expert and TeamSportia, has been appointed the new chairman of Woody. ”I am both… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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’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 »
Builder’s chain Lakkapää with seven builders and home improvement stores in northern Sweden and Finland have big problems. It has now requested a reconstruction in Finland, while filing for bankruptcy in Sweden to rescue… Read more »
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 »
Kesko Group’s sales in February 2016 totalled 656.8 million EUR. In comparable terms excluding Anttila, sales increased by 5.6 percent in local currencies. “In February, Kesko’s sales increased in all strategic growth… Read more »
Skånska Byggvaror is moving into more shop-in-shops at Plantagen’s garden centers. And they will now be completed with a virtual offering.
Ten stores do fine without any cash in the stores. Now all 43 Norwegian Tools-stores will be completely cash free. ”We believe the time is right and the market is ready… Read more »
Bygghemma.se grew using XL Bygg’s retail and distribution network. Now opens XL Bygg its own e-commerce, operated by Bygghemma.se.
Buildingware materials grew most of all product categories online last year. This according to the upcoming report E-barometern from PostNord.
DT Group, the largest buildingware retail actor in the Nordics, has a new President, the Stark-CEO Søren P Olesen. But only for the next 12 months. “As Søren P. Olesen… Read more »
Bauhaus changes its Swedish tv-commercial concept. Out goes the family. In comes the Hollywood actor Peter Stormare. “Peter is probably Hollywood’s best handyman. He simply plays the role of himself, “says marketing… Read more »
Swedish Biltema makes an impression wherever the chain opens a department store. Now two small Swedish municipalities, Nässjö and Avesta, has made an agreement with the chain. ”The important thing for… Read more »
Jula’s rapid expansion in Norway continues. During spring opens Jula all four new stores in the Norwegian market. ”Jula in Norway is one long success story since the first store opened… Read more »
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 »
Kesko’s net sales last year were 8,679 million EUR, excluding Anttila they remained at the level of the previous year. Sales of groceries suffered from declining prices. ”We can be satisfied when… Read more »
Colorama, the largest paint retail chain, reports a record within the chain’s own supply. Purchases to 170 local Colorama stores from contracted suppliers increased by 8.4 percent compared with 2014,… Read more »
Byggmax can look back on increased turnovers, profit and margins during the year. The last quarter of 2015 was even more succesful – and with the new aquisitions Byggmax online sales… Read more »
Building and ironware is a fast rising category online. Swedish B2B-specialist and franchise chain Woody Bygghandel has kept a low profile online so far, but now faces a substantial investment in… Read more »
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 »