Clas Ohlson’s 200th store now opened
A long line of eager customers waited when Clas Ohlson today opened up the doors to its 200th store. The opening is a new milestone for Clas Ohlson, which during the last ten years has opened more than 150 new stores and doubled its sales. For the 2015/16 financial year, the target is 10 to 15 new stores.
The new store is located in Bergvik Shopping Centre in Karlstad, Sweden. Clas Ohlson already has one store in the city centre and with the store in Bergvik, Clas Ohlson increases its availability to customers even further.
”We are happy to be able to open up a store in Bergvik, which is a well-known and popular shopping centre. Our expansion team has done a fantastic job and we have great staff in place to help our customers solve their everyday problems,” says Nina Lindfors, Country Manager Sweden at Clas Ohlson.
The retail space in the new store amounts to 1,283 square metres. The store’s primary catchment area comprises approximately 135,000 residents.
During the 2015/16 financial year, Clas Ohlson plans to establish a total of 10-15 new stores. The total number of future store establishments under contract is 14. Clas Ohlson currently offers online shopping in all its markets and has a total of 200 stores, of which 82 are situated in Sweden, 73 in Norway, 32 in Finland, 12 in the UK and a franchise store in Dubai.
Future store openings:
Center Syd, Löddeköpinge, scheduled to open in October 2015
Mall of Scandinavia, Solna, Stockholm scheduled to open in November 2015
Uddevalla Torp, Uddevalla, scheduled to open in spring 2016
Umeå Syd, Umeå, scheduled to open in spring 2016
Sandefjord, scheduled to open in autumn 2015
Svolvær, scheduled to open in August 2016
Iso Omena, Espoo, scheduled to open in October 2015
Mylly Shopping Centre, Raisio, scheduled to open in November 2015
Kaivotalo, Helsinki, scheduled to open in October 2016
St Albans, London, scheduled to open in September 2015
Ealing, London, scheduled to open in January 2016
Jungfernstieg, Hamburg, scheduled to open in summer of 2016
Altona, Hamburg, scheduled to open in autumn of 2016
Alstertal, scheduled to open in autumn of 2016
“As we now are opening our 82nd store in Sweden, and not least our 200th store in total, we are taking the next step on our journey. I am proud of our ability to continuously develop new offerings and enter into new markets, where Germany is next, and at the same time strengthen our position on the Swedish market where we have been present for almost 100 years, says Klas Balkow, president and CEO at Clas Ohlson.”