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Sweden-based ICA and Axfood have reported a 3.4% and 5.7% increase in consolidated net sales respectively. Meanwhile, Finland-based Kesko saw a 6.1% increase in net sales.

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We round up the latest news from retailers in Sweden, Finland and Norway as they grow their store presence, launch a digital baby influencer, celebrate their private label brand and trial new sustainable measures. Sweden: Lidl opens 12 th store in Gothenburg… The new 800 sq. m store is expected to open in Q2 2020. It will be located in a new residential area in the Kviberg area, which is c...
We round up the latest news from retailers in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands. Finland: Lidl appoints new CEO Lauri Sippo has stood down as CEO of Lidl Finland, after 20 years at the company. He has been replaced by former operations director, Nicholas Pennanen.  Pennanen commented, “On behalf of myself and our entire staff, I thank Lauri Sippo for his almost 20 ye...
Finnish retailer Kesko is launching a carbon footprint calculator for food products and has appointed a new VP of investor relations. Carbon footprint calculator Kesko is introducing a tool which allows shoppers to track the carbon footprint of their food purchases. This will help them to make more sustainable choices. It is expected to be rolled out before the end of the year. The featu...


Europe’s largest grocery retailer continues to evolve and update its stores to better prepare for the future. This report will give you an overview of the latest developments and priorities that could suggest what Lidl stores of the future could look like. New store formats will be environmentally sustainable, focus on efficiency and offer a much improved shopping experience thanks to better design and fixtures.
Finland's K Group will introduce a tool that will show its K-Plussa customers the carbon footprint of their food purchases from K Group’s grocery stores.
Our selection of these stores globally show how and where retailers have pushed boundaries to create innovative, original formats. They’ve put shoppers first, using insight and new thinking to develop unique offers.
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This in-depth guide to Finland explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

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