Category Archives: Groceries

ICA increased sales by 3.1%

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Sales in the Swedish ICA stores rose by 3.1 percent in January 2016 compared with the corresponding month last year. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 2.3 percent. ICA’s hypermarket concept Maxi continues… Read more »

Arla to switch management team and fire 500 people

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The Nordic, farmers’ owned, dairy giant Arla is today announcing great structural changes to its organisation, a new executive management team and a new structure resulting in that 500 roles will disappear… Read more »

Swedish convenience stores’ sales and confidence on top

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Convenience index from the Swedish Convenience & Fast Food shows that sales, measured in comparable units and in current prices, rose 3.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. Traders’… Read more »

Organic boost in Sweden – more suppliers needed

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All Swedish food retailers reports new record levels for organic sales. The largest is yet Coop – while Lidl is growing most in percentage terms. “We believe that organics will continue… 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 »

They have Finland’s best fruit and vegetable stores

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The winners of Garden paper Puutarha-Sanomat’s competition for the best fruit and vegetable stores were announced on Wednesday at the Helsinki HeVi Gala. The K-citymarket Rosendal and Turku S-market Wiklund Herkku was… Read more »

No more ICA-pharmacies inside City Gross

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As expected, City Gross did not appreciate ICA’s pharmacies in their stores. Now, Apoteket AB takes over eight Apotek Hjärtat shops next to Bergendahls City Gross stores. At the same… 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 »

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 »