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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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04/08/2021
Find out how K-Citymarket Tammisto and K-Supermarket Mustapekka deliver category excellence in our exclusive report.
29/03/2021
A key strategy hypermarket operators are are using to win back market share is to modernise stores’ look and feel. This helps it to draw shoppers back into large format stores, especially in out-of-town locations. In this report we provide examples of where retailers have modernised their stores’ look and feel to generate excitement and boost footfall.
12/02/2021
This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in small stores around the world, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on innovation. It includes examples from retailers such as 7-Eleven, Sourced Market, Tambo +, Morrisons, FamilyMart, Esso, AlfaMart, Coles, Woolworths, SPAR and Central Retail Group.

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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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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.

Exclusive interview with Kesko K-Citymarket Järvenpää

We talk to the winners of the IGD Store of the Year award 2019 to understand how the store has advanced, how it is adapting in the face of COVID-19 and plans for the future

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