Garden center chain Blomsterlandet is set to open e-commerce ”The trend that more people shop online in Sweden continues to rise, and now we have begun our exciting journey to… Read more »
Revenue and orders for furniture chain BoConcept in August and September proved better than the company’s CEO had dared to hope for, and therefore it is now time for an… Read more »
The trend of replacing full categories in department stores with specialist chains goes on. Now Sokos Wiklund in Turku opens up for furniture chain Vepsäläinen with Habitat on its 3rd… Read more »
Today, Ikea launched its first TV program ever – to share insights from their own surveys on people’s lives in and around the kitchen. Martina Haag and Mogge Sseruwagi will host… Read more »
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 »
Åhléns starts to roll out it’s Norwegian replacer. Lagerhaus now opens four new stores in Norway – first at Grensen and at Storo in Oslo. At the end of the… Read more »
IKEA Group reports continued sales growth for fiscal year 2015. IKEA Group’s total sales amounted to 31.9 billion EUR. Total sales translated into euros increased by 11.2 percent. Adjusted for… Read more »
Ikea wants more reflection in Lappeenranta before the interior giant decide whether to build a new department store or not.
Garden center leader Plantagen is expanding with ordinary flower shops. Three stores in Oslo are now followed by three in Stockholm. “Traditional florists in urban areas is on a completely different… Read more »
Ikea stops serving beer and wine in all Swedish restaurants. ”We have simply listened to our customers”, says Anna Pilkrona Godden, press officer for Ikea in Sweden.
Ole Andersen, Chairman of Zebra A / S, the parent company of the Tiger stores, has due to time constraints and other tasks decided to resign as president and leave the… Read more »
ICA Gruppen AB today announces a cash offer to the shareholders of Hemtex AB with the purpose to reach 90 percent ownership. Two major shareholders has already accepted the offer.
In a few weeks the Norwegian kitchenware chain Kitch’n opens its first stores in Sweden, which is the start of a major expansion. But there is already a kitchen chain in Sweden… Read more »
The largest Scandinavian interior and department store chain, Åhlens, will close all 30 stores in Norway within two years. ”It is the continuing priority of the Åhléns department stores that are… Read more »
Danish Ilva and IDE Møbler has experienced severe problems and a social media storm regarding their delivery service. Customers have been waiting for months for their products to be delivered.
Clas Ohlson’s sales increased by 9 percent in July to 641 MSEK (586). In local currencies, sales increased by 11 percent. Sweden, the biggest market, also increased the most.
Three people have been stabbed with a knife at the Ikea store in Västerås in Sweden. Two of them, a mother and a son, are reported dead. The prime suspect is… Read more »
Interior and furnishing chain Newport opens its fifth store in the fall. “I know that it will work in Västerås city centre,” says the owner of Bo-Wilhelm Horndahl.
Kesko Group’s sales in June 2015 totalled 765.8 million EUR. Excluding Anttila, sales increased by 1.2 percent in local currencies. But the grocery trade went down 1.7 percent. ”Given the… Read more »
UN refugee agency UNHCR has received a grant of 38 million EUR from the IKEA Foundation to help the refugees and host communities in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. ”We believe… Read more »
Adlibris acquires Sweden’s largest garden site Odla.nu. “Gardening is a segment with strong local flavor where e-commerce is still underdeveloped which makes it an exciting area for us,” said Adlibris… Read more »
Skånska Byggvaror continues its expansion in Norway through the trademark Grønt Focus. On June 22 a new store was inaugurated in Alnabru, Oslo. ”There is a rapidly growing interest in Norway for… Read more »
Bygghemma takes over six of bankrupt chain Chilli’s stores, e-commerce and the brand itself. “There is a healthy core in Chilli, but the chain grew too quickly”, says Bygghemma’s CEO Mikael Olander…. Read more »
According to the trustee in Chilli bankruptcy, there are several investors interested in buying the chain.
The planning committee in Vestby municipality has approved the zoning plan for the Ikea development. A new Ikea, together with an expansion of Norwegian Outlet, might open in 2018.
Now Ikea’s plans in Kållered Köpstad outside Gothenburg will be revealed. A new department store with a shopping mall to be presented to the public next week. “We hope for proposals… Read more »
Furniture and home furnishings have had a good spring in Sweden. But Chilli, with 23 stores and e-commerce, asked itself bankrupt on Monday.