S Group news

13 November 2014
Auchan is investing in e-commerce, while Finnish S Group has frozen its expansion plans. St Petersburg-based Lenta is building strong logistics to support its fast store development plans. Auchan launches online service in more Russian regions Auchan.ru has extended its delivery service through click & collect service 104 Russian cities including areas within the Urals and Siberia. Online o...
29 October 2014
Finnish S Group co-operative, HOK-Elanto has launched drive-thru click & collect in partnership with Digital Foodie, creator of the Foodie.fm platform. Latest development follows other online innovations In September, HOK-Elanto launched a new click & collect service at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, also in collaboration with Digital Foodie. Read more about this development  here . Durin...
09 October 2014
Following the announcement of its international expansion last month, M&S opens its first Finnish store in Helsinki today, on 9 October. M&S partners with S Group This will be the second debut in Finland for M&S after it ended its franchise partnership with Stockmann over 10 years ago. M&S is now working in conjunction with new local franchise partner S Group. The retail company group op...
25 September 2014
 Finnish S Group co-operative, HOK-Elanto has announced plans to open its first dark store in Finland, together with Digital Foodie, creator of the Foodie.fm platform. The move comes shortly after the company opened its first chilled click & collect lockers at Helsinki international airport. Growing customer demand S Group's change in logistics strategy comes as a result of rapid online...
12 September 2014
S Group co-operative, HOK-Elanto is launching a new click & collect service at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, in partnership with Foodie.fm. Service to launch on September 15th The service, which launches on September 15th, allows customers to collect their shopping from custom manufactured chilled and frozen lockers next to the airport’s Alepa convenience store. Shoppers can place orders up to...
14 August 2014
Finnish S Group has released its first half results, reporting sales of €5.5 billion. Sales in the retailer’s supermarket business increased by 1.2% to €3.8bn, while international grocery sales increased by 9% to €270m. Finnish sales impacted by tax rise Commenting on the results, S Group’s CEO Taavi Heikkilä said ‘Consumers' purchasing power has diminished and will continue to weaken, mainly ...
11 August 2014
Finland’s largest grocery retailer, S Group has revealed that the ban on food imports from the European Union will likely affect the retailer’s performance in Russia. Over 25% of range imported from EU The retailer currently operates 17 Russian supermarkets and hypermarkets and it is thought that over 25% of the range stocked in its Russian stores is imported from Finland and other EU m...
24 April 2014
Finnish S Group has released its results for the first quarter of 2014, revealing total sales of €2.6bn. Grocery sales grew by 5% to €1.6bn. Supermarkets grew by 3.9% During the time period, sales in supermarkets grew by 3.9% versus last year. This ‘includes the grocery and consumer goods sales of Prisma, S-Market, Sale and Alepa stores and Kodin Terra and S-Rauta hardware stores, as well a...
31 January 2014
Finland's S Group has released its 2013 results, with total sales of €11.4bn, +1.2% versus last year . Supermarket sales grew by 3.5% while performance was weaker elsewhere Supermarket sales grew by 3.5%, which includes sales in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia, as well as S Group’s home market of Finland. S Group CEO, Taavi Heikkila commented the organisation’s sales were strongest ...
20 December 2013
Finland’s largest grocery retailer has appointed Taavi Heikkila as its new CEO. This follows the resignation of former CEO, Kuisma Niemela in September. Since this time, Antti Sippola, Business Director has been acting CEO for the retailer. Heikkila held a variety of senior roles within S Group previously Prior to his latest appointment, Heikkila was CEO of Cooperative Hämeenmaa, one of the co...