Category Archives: Department stores

Adelis aquires Finnish discount retail chain Puuilo – sets out large expansion plan

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Here is the next expanding discounter in  Finnish retail. Private equity investor Adelis will make over the majority stake in Puuilo. ”Our goal is to double the number of stores… Read more »

First social supermarket for surplus food to open in Copenhagen

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New rules from the Danish Environment and Food Ministry opens up for WeFood – Denmark’s first store with surplus food. “Precisely the rule-simplification, we have been waiting for,” says Secretary General of DanChurchAid Birgitte… Read more »

Breakthrough: Stockmann to sell Russian department store business to Debenham’s franchisee

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  Now Stockmann has signed an agreement to sell its Russian department store business to Reviva Holdings Limited, which is the owner of Debruss, the Russian franchisee of the international… Read more »

Åhlens to hire refugees in large diversity project

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Åhléns is investing in diversity – and has a stated objective that at least 20 percent of the workforce within the Åhléns concepts should have international backgrounds in 2020. New… Read more »

Stockmann to outsource space to Musti & Mirri – gets pet grooming services

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Stockmann believes pet supplies chain Musti & Mirri will serve the Helsinki flagship’s customers better. That makes it the fifth partner to move in as a large shop-in-department store solution, following Expert, Hamleys, Bonnier… Read more »

Kesko’s international operations up 12.5% in August

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Kesko’s fighting the price downturn in Finland, but does better on other markets. Total sales in August increased by 0.6% in local currencies, excluding Anttila. “Kesko’s sales continued to increase… Read more »

World’s fastest 71 year old to front Åhlens campaign

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Åhléns launches a new sports and wellness concept for women. Barbro Bobäck, gold medalist in the Veteran World Championships in Athletics and the world’s fastest 71-year-old will be the face of the… Read more »

They are Clas Ohlson’s three Nordic commercial faces

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Clas Ohlson adapts a humoristic approach for the new autumn-campaigns. In short documentary films, actors Ingemar Raukola, Tom Bertling and Halvor Bakke will showcase products and solve everyday challenges.

Clas Ohlson to highlight sustainable products

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Clas Ohlson launches a concept called ‘From here to sustainability’ to create a dialogue with the company’s customers about sustainability. Using green speech bubbles both in stores and on the… Read more »