Category Archives: Sweden

Statoil to start rebranding to Circle K in Sweden

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Today starts the rebranding of Statoil petrol stations in Europe. The first inauguration takes place in Sweden when Statoil Länna / Skogås outside Stockholm becomes Circle K. However in Norway the launch is postponed… Read more »

Ilse Jacobsen targets Scandinavian and international concept store expansion

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The brand Ilse Jacobsen stands behind a handful of store concepts. Now a new concept, that gathers them all, will open in Lyngby Mall to manifest Ilse Jacobsen as a lifestyle brand,… Read more »

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 »

Kappahl recruits assortment and design manager from H&M group

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Maria Segergren has been appointed new Vice President Assortment & Design and member of the KappAhl Group executive management, starting in September 2016. Maria Segergren was most recently assortment/purchasing manager at… 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 »

Fashion chain expands commitment to the textile workers’ rights

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 Fifty Chinese fashion factories are included in a project, five of which are suppliers to Lindex, in a project to educate textile workers of their rights. After a successful pilot in… Read more »

He takes the position as new pharmacy chain CEO

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Pharmacies chain Kronans Apotek now has a new President. Lars Birkeland leave his post and is replaced today by Stig Tornell, former assortment and marketing director. Stig Tornell’s retail experience comes… Read more »

Polarn O Pyret leaves China and Holland – targets Finland and Norway

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Polarn O. Pyret has today taken the decision to close the smaller and unprofitable operations in the Netherlands and China and to expand the number of stores in Finland and… Read more »

Synsam to open 100 stores with new concept

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Optician chain Synsam is investing in a new business in optics and sports glasses. Synsam Sports will offer personalized glasses, specialized for 18 different sports. The new chain will be established… Read more »