Latest Intelligence on Retailing in Sweden

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CommentWire
CommentWire

St1: shaking up the Scandinavian service station market

St1 has revived competition in the Scandinavian service station market with the acquisition of 198 sites. By the end of 2009 Datamonitor predicts that St1 will have a 6% volume share in Sweden and a 4% volume share in Norway, but making further inroads will be tough.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

H&M: homewares delay

With like-for-like growth at 5.5% for the nine months to August 31, the recent move into China on track, and more store openings due for the fourth quarter, the outlook for fashion retailer H&M should be bright. However, the delay in introducing its dedicated homewares offer means the Swedish retailer is falling further behind its main competitor Inditex.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Ikea: manufacturing efficiencies

News that Swedish home furnishings retailer Ikea is planning to restructure its work-force in the UK and reduce staff numbers, in a bid to become more efficient, is a sign that that even the most innovative and successful retailers are not immune to a slowdown in UK retailing.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Ikea: opportunities in the electricals market

Ikea could be next in a long list of retailers to move into the electricals market after Anders Dahlvig, chief executive, said that the company is considering adding electricals to its iconic furniture. In light of electricals' positive market outlook, Ikea's brand strength and its vast store footprints, selling electricals could prove a sound move by Ikea.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

H&M: set to shine with designer duo

H&M has a successful track record of designer launches - its Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney ranges has produced strong sales uplifts in addition to PR frenzies. H&M's like-for-like sales over the last 10 months have been distinctly lackluster and this latest collaboration should give them a useful boost.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Nov 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Cross-selling: 42% of Swedes open to buying cars from a fuel retailer

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

H&M: cheap fashion brings serious success

H&M's Q4 profits hit $220.4 million - and its plans to expand in the US are finally coming to fruition. The strong results are likely to continue into 2002, but the company might be able to raise revenues still further by diversifying into non-clothing products that capitalize on its strong brand name.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Grocery retailing: Sweden is the most concentrated market

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Groceries: Germany has lowest margins, UK has highest

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Retail consolidation: just three food and drink retailers hold 96% of Swedish market

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2001

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