Clas Ohlson opens new store in Karlstad, Sweden
Clas Ohlson has signed a contract regarding a new store in Bergvik Shopping Centre, Karlstad, Sweden. The retail space will amount to 1,283 square metres. The store’s catchment area comprises approximately 135,000 residents and the store is scheduled to open in August 2015.
In the 2015/16 financial year, Clas Ohlson plans to establish 10-15 new stores. The number of future store openings contracted amounts to a total of 8 stores. With current 197 stores and 8 contracted stores, Clas Ohlson will have a total of 205 stores, of which 85 in Sweden, 74 in Norway, 33 in Finland, 12 in the UK and one in Dubai.
Future store openings
Värmdö Centre, Stockholm, scheduled to open in June 2015
Bergvik Shopping Centre, Karlstad scheduled to open in August 2015
Center Syd, Löddeköpinge, scheduled to open in October 2015
Uddevalla Torp, Uddevalla, scheduled to open in spring 2016
Umeå Syd, Umeå, scheduled to open in spring 2016
Vinterbro, scheduled to open in March 2015
Sandefjord, scheduled to open in autumn 2015
Mylly Shopping Centre, Raisio, scheduled to open in November 2015
For more information, please contact:
Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations, phone +46 247 649 13
Bo Heyman, Senior Advisor Retail Expansion, mobile +46 70 597 44 90
Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Dalarna, Sweden. Today, the company is trading in five countries offering outstanding service via its approx. 200 stores, web shop, catalogue and telephone sales channels. Clas Ohlson helps its customers solve every day practical small problems with a wide range of affordable products in five product areas: Hardware, Electrical, Home, Multimedia and Leisure. The company is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange, has sales of 7 billion SEK and over 4,700 employees. Visit Clas Ohlson at www.clasohlson.com.