Hemköp's sales increased by 6.2 percent in January

Hemköp's sales increased by 6.2 percent in January Hemköp posted a 6.2 percent increase in January sales, including VAT, to SEK 498 m (469). Further questions, please contact: Hemköpskedjan AB, Tel +46 23 589 00 Håkan Matz, President and CEO Dan Lundqvist, Vice President and CFO Bengt Andersson, Vice President, Marketing Hemköp, which is quoted on the A-list of the OM Stockholm Exchange, is one of Sweden's leading retail food chains, with some 100 stores nationwide. Hemköp's concept is based on the cornerstones of quality, the environment and health. Hemköp had earnings of SEK 163 m in 1999, on sales of slightly more than SEK 5.3 billion, excluding VAT. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/02/16/20000216BIT00340/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/02/16/20000216BIT00340/bit0002.pdf