Category Archives: Buidling and construction material

Lakkapää in administration sold to XL Bygg

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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 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 »

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 »

Lakkapää files for Finnish reconstruction and Swedish bankruptcy

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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 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 buildingware CEO a one-year-solution

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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 introduces new campaign with Hollywood handyman

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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 »

Biltema targets small city locations

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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 to open four Norwegian stores – and number eight in Stockholm

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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 »

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 »

Woody Bygghandel makes large digital B2B-investment

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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 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 »