Clas Ohlson sales development in July

Sales rose 4% in July to SEK 546 M (526). In local currencies, sales increased 6%. Compared with the same month in 2012, 16 stores have been added and the total number of stores on July 31 2013 was 178. Mail order/Internet sales during the month was SEK 8 M (7).

Sales channels (SEK M):

                                                         Percentage             Percentage change,
Countries                                         change:                  local currency:

Sweden                254 (251)                    + 2%              + 2%

Norway               219 (213)                    + 3%              + 8%

Finland                  51   (43)                  + 19%           + 17%

UK                         21   (19)                    + 9%           + 18%

Total sales during the first three months (May-July 2013) increased by 3% to SEK 1,507 M (1,462).

The Q1-report for 2013/14 will be published on 4 September 2013.

For more information please contact:

Klas Balkow, CEO and President: +46 (0)247-447 55

John Womack, Director Information & IR: +46 (0)70-678 24 99

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 08:00 (CET) on Thursday 15 August 2013.

About Clas Ohlson
Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Dalarna, Sweden. Today, the company has 178 stores in four countries and sales via the Internet, mail order, telephone and social media. Clas Ohlson helps its customers solve everyday practical problems with a range of affordable products in the five product areas: Hardware, Electrical, Home Multimedia and Leisure categories. The company is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange and has approximately 4,300 employees. For further information about Clas Ohlson, visit (financial information) or  (e-commerce).


About Us

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, approximately 5,000 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 or visit for current events and information.


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