Clas Ohlson increase sales in October 2015

Sales increased by 4 per cent in October to 652 MSEK (629). In local currencies, sales increased by 7 per cent. 

Compared with the same month previous year, 10 stores have been added and the total number of stores end of October 2015 was 202.

Sales were distributed as follows:

Countries, MSEK October
2015/16
October
2014/15
Percentage change Percentage change,
local currency
Sweden 300 282 +6 +6
Norway 253 256 -1 +9
Finland 67 63 +7 +5
Outside Nordic countries 31 28 +9 0
652 629 +4 +7

Total sales during the first six months of the fiscal year (May to October 2015) increased by
5 per cent to 3,616 MSEK (
3,457). In local currencies, sales increased by 6 per cent.

The second quarter interim report 2015/16 will be published at 07:00 CET on Wednesday
9 December 2015. The report will be presented on the same day at 08:30 CET in Clas Ohlson’s store at Drottninggatan 53 in Stockholm, Sweden.


The information in this press release comprises information that Clas Ohlson AB (publ) is required to disclose pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was released for publication at 07:00 CET on Friday 13 November 2015.


For more information please contact:

Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations, phone +46 247 649 13

Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Sweden. Today, the company offers products and services for the small everyday practical problems, in five countries via its over 200 stores and web shops. Clas Ohlson offers a wide range of affordable products in five product areas: Hardware, Electrical, Home, Multimedia and Leisure. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, has sales of 7.5 billion SEK and over 4,700 employees. Visit Clas Ohlson at www.clasohlson.com.

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Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Sweden. This year, we are celebrating 100 years as a business with customers in five markets, more than 4,800 co-workers and annual sales of approximately 8 billion SEK. Our share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. A lot has happened since the start in 1918, but one thing has remained the same over the years; that we want to help and inspire people to improve their everyday lives by offering smart, simple, practical solutions at attractive prices. Read more about our history on clasohlson100.com/en or visit about.clasohlson.com for current events and information.

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