S Group has seriously taken up the fight to offer Finland’s lowest food prices. In a survey of Kuluttajaliitto, The Consumers’ Union of Finland, Prisma turns out as Lidl’s main challenger.
Danish kiosks are moving away from the grocery trade. ”The kiosk has returned to be tobacco kiosk again”, says Jens Bylling Jensen, CEO of independent convenience store chain Nærkøb.
Only one of five Swedish companies reach their CRM goals according to a new survey. But Ica is the company that most people draw their inspiration from and look up to,… Read more »
Danish stores should be able to refuse to accept cash. “It is incredibly costly for a variety of shops to be forced to carry cash. It will be a huge… Read more »
The declining border and tourist shopping towards Russia is improving. New numbers show that Russian tourists spent as much money in April as before the collapse of the ruble a year ago.
The comic book store The Good Fellows announces a five euro fee to enter the store, as it considers itself to be a gallery as well as a store. ”I… Read more »
Intersport Sweden has had a reboot and has started to accelerate again. Now the chain learns both itself and customers to become more digital in store – but the Danish… Read more »
Would you consider being a hub for other retailers? This is happening in the UK as different retailers creates a click and collect alliance this summer where 2500 stores become… Read more »
Goods to the value of 7.2 billion NOK was sold on the dominating Norwegian second hand market channel online Finn Torget in 2014, according to a new report. 3.9 million private… Read more »
Norway’s largest mail service, Posten Norge, follows the strategy of PostNord and DHL in Scandinavia with package delivery machines. Now three Oslo locations, partnering with Miinto as one of the first to provide… Read more »
Regional Coop co-operative Konsum Värmland reports an operating loss of 60 million SEK and the member-owned association can now be forced to close eleven unprofitable stores this year. The trends of cross-border… Read more »
A consumer who purchases goods and services online has a statutory right of withdrawal. Consumer Complaints Board in Sweden has now discovered that the same thing applies when consumers shop at… Read more »
The city of Horsens wants to abolish cash, and the ambition is that citizens must pay with their mobile phone in all shops and all public outlets before the summer. ”Handling… Read more »
World Ski Championships in Falun was a great sales boost – for grocery stores. ”Not even the Christmas shopping season was close to this,” says merchant Mikael Sjöstrand at Hemköp.
The majority of the online shopping from other countries are made by young consumers. This means VAT-revenues end up in other national budgets. ”We can imagine this will be a… Read more »
Coop members’ purchase dividend sets a new record in Norway. This year 1.4 million members and owners share almost 700 million. ”It testifies the increased loyalty among Coop members,” says… Read more »
Norwegian retail sales increased by 6,9 percent in current prices in December, especially the grocery sector with a 5.83 percent increase contributed to the growth. Pure players within e-commerce had… Read more »
The Swedish market for organic products had a remarkable growth in 2014. ICA, Coop and Lidl all report new sales record. According to a fresh report presented today, the retail… Read more »
Entertainment and fashion dominated online shopping in Finland 2014. But the older generations have found the special stores online.
Ica has made a survey to the see where the trends are heading for the Swedish Christmas dinner. Result: More organic – and less glögg if there is no snow… Read more »
Figures from Nets shows that payment cards were used six percent more the first 14 days of December compared with the corresponding days last year. During this period goods and services… Read more »
The collapse of the Norwegian currency creates thoughts for the border trade. Last year, growth came to a halt when the Norwegian krone weakened. “We assume that the currency fall will… Read more »
The Norwegian crown falls dramatically. But the large border trade keeps their spirits up. The most intense trading starts today and continues until Christmas. “A good exchange rate is only a… Read more »
The performance marketing technology company Criteo’s latest State of Mobile Commerce Report shows that mobile now accounts for more than 30 percent of e-commerce transactions globally. The report illustrates a world… Read more »
Danish online supermarket Nemlig.com expand their delivery area with a new concept outside Copenhagen in a collaboration with two petrol companies. “It is a natural step in our growth. We’ve got a… Read more »
Netto trials nightly opening hours. From next Friday, three stores will have a 24/7 service and do most of refilling and cleaning before the morning rush. ”We’ll see how far we… Read more »