Sweden news & analysis

22 January 2019
Amazon is offering customers in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, as well as the Czech Republic, free delivery from Amazon.de . Free standard delivery Amazon customers from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden and Finland can now receive free standard delivery on qualifying orders over €39 when purchasing from the Amazon Germany website. Shoppers with qualifying orders will automatically be offered...
18 January 2019
The Swedish Cooperative Association (KF), majority owner of Coop Sverige, has appointed Marie Nygren as its new CEO. She will replace Anders Dahlquist-Sjöberg, who has been acting CEO since former CEO Tommy Ohlström became Chairman in July 2018. Nygren will take office later this year. Marie Nygren served as VP of Systembolaget… Nygren has a wealth of experience having served as vice presid...
20 December 2018
We look at how retailers across Europe are innovating in food-to-go, featuring developments from Carrefour, Albert Heijn and Axfood. France: Carrefour opens fresh and meal solution-focused store Carrefour has opened its first “laboratory store” in Paris. The new 371 sq. m "Halle de Clichy" store is partly based on the Carrefour City concept, although the retailer has given more space to...
14 December 2018
We look at how Sweden-based Axfood is driving online efficiencies using digital shelving labels and artificial intelligence (AI). Technology to drive productivity in in-store picking Axfood Snabbgross has partnered with label solutions company StrongPoint to improve its picking process. StrongPoint will provide Axfood Snabbgross with technology that enables shelf labels to flash when being ...
21 November 2018
Coop Sverige has invested SEK100m (€9.7m) into launching its latest app. The app has been designed to fully integrate with the company’s ecommerce business. “Long-awaited” and user-friendly… The app is user-friendly and has been designed with “simple and flexible solutions that make it easier for the search” . Claes Hessel, ecommerce manager at Coop, commented, “The app is a long-awaite...
09 November 2018
In the Netherlands, HEMA has partnered with start-up ‘Too Good To Go’ through which it offers the ‘magic box’ . The box contains surplus food that would usually have been thrown away at the end of the day. Meanwhile, SPAR University repurposes its coffee waste and introduces the 'Zero Waste Bag'. Elsewhere, in Sweden, ICA is trialling the ‘Karma fridge’ in its ICA Kvantum Liljeholmen store. ...
26 October 2018
We look at the latest developments from Coop Sverige as it focuses on online, its in-store foodservice offer and begins cultivating herbs in-store. Investing in online Coop Sverige has announced plans to invest SEK100m (€9.7m) into a new online platform. This will launch in Q1 2019, including several new features and services. Catrin Folkesson, Coop’s online manager, commented, “Now we ...
18 October 2018
Retailers continue to invest in private label, with recent enhancements across different tiers including entry level, premium, organic and ethical ranges. We round up six of the latest innovations across the region, featuring activity from Tesco, Coop Sverige, REMA 1000, Jumbo, Carrefour and Sonae MC. 1. Tesco unveils Jack’s private label range in new discount format Tesco has introduced ...
01 October 2018
Willys opens a pilot store in Kungsbacka to showcase its new store layout. Coop Sweden launches a click and collect service and announces plans to retire the Lilla Coop banner. Willys launches new store layout Axfood’s Willys launched its new store layout in a pilot store in Kungsbacka, outside Gothenburg, on 28 September 2018. Willys hopes to introduce the new store layout to all its 201 s...
24 September 2018
ICA’s pharmacy division, Apotek Hjärtat, has invested in Min Doktor, which was established in 2013 to offer online medical care 24-hours a day. Investment will combine ICA’s Minute Clinic with Min Doktor The investment will see ICA combine its Apotek Hjärtat Minute Clinic drop in service with Min Doktor’s Swedish operations. Partnership will see growth in the number of drop-in clinics ...