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Finland's Kesko has grown its market share by 5% since 2014 and doubled its operating margin since that time too. Its hypermarkets and supermarkets account for 60% of grocery sales.

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We round up the latest online grocery news in the Nordics where: Sweden’s ICA has opened its first warehouse in partnership with Ocado Salling Group has launched online at its føtex banner in Copenhagen Salling Group has opened its first automated click and collect point Norway’s Kolonial has secured a €223m investment to rebrand and expand in Europe Many of these developme...
In 2020, despite the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there was significant format innovation in the Nordics, especially so in Sweden. This theme has continued into 2021, with several new concepts launching so far this year already. Last month, we published an exclusive article, 10 Nordic stores to visit in 2021 . We described that the region offers something for everyone to be inspi...
In our recent Western European outlook 2021 article, we highlighted ‘Stepping up on sustainability’ as one of five trends that we expect to shape grocery retail in 2021. This is especially the case in the Nordics, where sustainability remains at the heart of retailer strategies despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the World Economic Forum in Davos revealed the Global 100 Most Sustainable ...

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07/01/2022
Kesko has reduced its apple waste by repurposing them and using them for its Hyvis mulled wine. The first batch of Hyvis glögi was launched Autumn 2021.
07/01/2022
10 examples of sustainability-focused innovations changing the food and grocery industry during the forth quarter of 2021.
20/12/2021
We review 2021 to highlight some of Aldi and Lidl's major developments and how they are transforming their models.

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Finland country presentation

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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Store of the month: September 2021: K-Citymarket, Tammisto, Finland

See inside our pick for September’s store of the month, K-Citymarket, Tammisto, Finland. The retailer aims to have “the most customer-oriented food stores with store-specific business ideas”. The hypermarket has been refurbished to reflect its latest innovations and commitment to sustainability.

10 Nordic stores to visit in 2021

There’s something for everyone to be inspired by in the Nordics – from unstaffed convenience stores to outperforming hypermarkets, foodservice innovation to the sustainable discount store of the future.

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