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Sweden-based Axfood has revealed its Q2 2019 results, reporting an increase in net sales of 6.7% to SEK13.0 bn (US$1.4 bn). For the three months to 30 June, operating profit also rose by 10.2% to SEK601m (US$64.1m), while net profit totalled SEK429m (US$45.8m).

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We look at how Sweden-based, Axfood-owned Hemköp is rolling out its latest concepts. Meanwhile, Norway-based, Coop Norge-owned Extra has opened its first 24-hour, self-service grocery store in Oslo. Hemköp: trials new meal concept Hemköp is trialling a new meal concept, Take Away, in its store in the Mall of Scandinavia. Commenting on the launch, Hemköp’s CEO Thomas Gäreskog said, “Althoug...
As Axfood reports positive Q1 results and Coop Sverige trials an airport food delivery service in Gothenburg, we look at developments from the country. Axfood announces ‘strong start to 2019’ Axfood said consolidated net sales rose 4.2% to SEK11.9bn (US$1.3bn) during the first quarter, with like-for-like sales up by 4.0%. The retailer said the results were particularly pleasing given that Q...
ICA has reported that 2018 consolidated net sales increased by 5.4% to SEK 115,354m (€11bn). Operating profit excluding items affecting comparability marginally increased to to SEK 4,651m (€446m). Meanwhile, Axfood reported that consolidated net sales increased by 4.6% to SEK 48,085m (€4.6bn). Net profit increased by 7.5% to SEK 1,577m (€148.9m). ICA Sweden: net sales +3.9% ICA Sweden saw ...

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