Discount tore chain Tokmanni will open four new stores on Thursday this week – reaching 13 news stores this year. One of them will have the new compact city concept.
”We have improved the customer experience significantly during the current year by reforming our stores look and developing the product range, especially the sale of seasonal products,” Tokmanni’s CEO Heikki Väänänen says.
Stores are opening in Jämsä, Espoo, Loimaa and Nivala. The opening ceremony will Tokmanni has opened this year already 13 stores, including 11 stores since the summer. A strong expansion pace of Tokmanni will continue in the future.
Tokmanni in Espoo Lippulaiva is a compact store of 1350 square meters and has been designed in accordance with the new City store concept, specially developed to meet the daily needs of residents and city center dwellers product range with a focus on home-related products, such as cleaning and personal hygiene products, dry foods and tools.
Jämsä, Loimaa and Nivala on the other hand includes a separate garden store.
In Loimaa the new Tokmanni will replace an old Tokmanni store and it is also the largest store of these four with 3000 square meters and 2450 square meters sales area..
Tokmanni says it will continue to expand strongly, seeking to expand its network of stores more than 10 000 square meters a year. So far this year stores have opened in Orivesi, Lovisa, Kuopio, Kemi, Lappeenranta, Turku, Juva, Turku Wiklund shopping center and Laitila. After Jämsän, Loimaa, Espoo and Nivala Lippulaiva one new Tokmanni remains to be opened this year, in Vantaa Varisto.
”Tokman has already nearly 160 different units in Finland. Expansion rate is not going to stop with this. We are constantly looking for new venues on the agglomerations of about 10 000 inhabitants, where the trade in services are about a 15-minute drive away. We believe Tokmanni’s size in Finland will reach a total of about 200 stores,” says Heikki Väänänen.