Kesko’s aquisition of Suomen Lähikauppa will be further examined by the Finnish Competition and Consumer Protection Office, KKV. KKV believes Kesko might gain monopoly in local areas, but also the national… Read more »
Finnish grocery market just lost an alternative. The small store specialist Suomen Lähikauppa Oy with 643 Valintatalo and Siwa stores with 6.8 percent of the market will now become a… Read more »
Grocery sales in hypermarkets are no longer growing and for the first time in history their sales are decreasing. This is one conclusion from Nielsen’s yearly report on grocery retail and… Read more »
Finnish convenience store giant Suomen Lähikauppa drops the Valintatalo brand and replaces it with Siwa. ”The new Siwa is, above all, a grocery store, which can better meet the local… Read more »
Prisma chain reports a seven percent sales increase after the price cut campaign last week. This week Suomen Lähikauppa announces price reductions in Siwa, Valintatalo and Euromarket stores. ”Price is… Read more »
Kesko is about to lose several Alko store locations to discount chains. Yle reports about upcoming changes in eastern Finland.
Siwa, Valintatalo and R-kioski now follows Lidl and accepts contactless payments in all stores. “We are excited to see how well the contactless payment is received in Finland. Contactless payments are growing very fast“, says Vesa Tukonen, Visa Europe’s Country Manager in Finland. Local card payments… Read more »