S Group news

21 July 2020
As retailers across the Nordics invest in foodservice opportunities in-store, out of store and online, we share some of the latest innovations from Finland. 1. Europe’s biggest sushi seller and country’s biggest venue in new partnership Kesko K-Citymarket Järvenpää, which won the IGD Store of the Year award 2019 claims to be Europe’s biggest sushi seller, selling thousands of kilograms...
06 April 2020
To protect employees and consumers from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), retailers in Denmark, Sweden and Norway have added dedicated hygiene lines and plexiglass to the checkouts. Denmark: hygiene lines and new initiative for suppliers Coop and Salling Group have introduced distancing measures with “hygiene lines”. These are tape markings on the floor of the checkout lines that work to remind s...
17 October 2019
Retailers globally are launching campaigns to become more sustainable. One of the main initiatives being adopted is seeing them target food waste. We looked at five initiative ways retailers are aiming to reduce their food waste.   Kaufland adopts innovating Too Good To Go app Germany-based Kaufland has partnered with Too Good To Go, which offers food products at reduced prices, just before...
26 March 2019
We recently visited Helsinki on a research trip and were invited by the country’s three leading retailers; S Group, Kesko and Lidl to see some of their latest concepts and thinking in-store. We bring you the highlights here. 1. S Group's hotly anticipated flagship Herkku Food Market store Address: Stockmann Department Store (Basement), Aleksanterinkatu 52, 00100 Helsinki, Finland Mar...
13 February 2019
We round up the latest developments from leading Nordic retailers as they invest in supermarkets, convenience, online and foodservice. Norway: NorgesGruppen’s MENY tailors formats with 'Gourmet' and 'Urban' offer NorgesGruppen’s MENY supermarket banner is launching two new internal classifications for its MENY supermarket banner. Internally, formats will be classifed as 'Gourmet' and 'U...
22 January 2019
Finland-based S Group has released its full year 2018 results. Retail sales increased by 2.2% to €11.5bn versus 2017. Growth in all formats, hypermarkets had the greatest impact In Finland, grocery retail sales increased by 4.8% to €7.3bn. Including operations in Russia and Estonia, the retailer’s supermarket sales increased by 2.9% to €8.1bn. Service station and fuel sales in Finland in...
04 December 2018
We look at how Finland-based S Group is helping food technology start-ups and expanding its MobilePay service. S Group launches new start-up programme… S Group has partnered with start-up accelerator the Founder Institute to create a new start-up programme based in Helsinki. More widely, the Founder Institute has created over 3,300 start-ups in 180 different cities, although this is the fir...
09 October 2018
Finland-based S Group has decided to give its customers access to their shopping history, with a new ‘My Purchases’ service. An evolution of loyalty programme S Group will use data from its loyalty programme to make the data available. The retailer’s loyalty programme is used by 3.7 million shoppers in Finland out of a population of 5.5 million. Director Veli-Pekka Ääri said , ‘We init...
01 October 2018
S Group helps smaller businesses by launching Finland’s ‘Finnish Success Critics’ competition, while Kesko partners with ResQ Club to reduce food waste. S Group supports small and medium local businesses S Group has opened the ‘Finnish Success Critics’ competition, which has organised in conjunction with Foodwest. The competition gives smaller businesses the chance to ultimately be listed b...
31 August 2018
Finland-based cooperative S Group has begun testing its new 'Pike-perch radar' solution, based on blockchain technology developed by IBM. The aim is to increase transparency in the food chain and provide consumers with traceable information. Using the IBM Food Trust platform Blockchain technology, relatively new within the food retail business, is being tested on the Finnish fish chain v...