ICA store sales during January 2006





ICA store sales during January 2006

Solna: February 14, 2006

Preliminary figures put January 2006 combined sales for ICA retailers at SEK 6,540 million, including VAT, up SEK 349 million or 5.6 percent compared to the same month last year. The increase for comparable units was 3.8 percent.

Breakdown of January sales for ICA stores in Sweden:

Maxi ICA Stormarknad stores reported increase in sales of 14.2 percent to SEK 1,399 million. The increase for comparable units was 4.0 percent.

ICA Kvantum stores reported increase in sales of 6.2 percent to SEK 1,816 million. The increase for comparable units was 4.5 percent.

ICA Supermarket stores reported an increase in sales of 1.9 percent to SEK 2,334 million. The increase for comparable units was 3.0 percent.

ICA Nära stores reported an increase in sales of 2.6 percent to SEK 991 million. The increase for comparable units was 4.3 percent.



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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About ICA The ICA Group is one of the Nordic regions leading retail companies, with around 2,500 of its own and retailer-owned stores in Sweden and Norway. The Group includes the sales companies ICA Sverige, ICA Norge and Etos. ICA Meny specializes in distribution to restaurants, the foodservice sector and convenience stores. ICA also offers financial services to Swedish customers through ICA Banken. ICA owns half of the companies Rimi Baltic, with just over 170 stores in the Baltic countries, and Netto Marknad, with just over 70 stores in Sweden. ICA AB is a joint venture 40% owned by Hakon Invest AB and 60% by Royal Ahold of the Netherlands. Due to shareholder agreement, neither party has control of the company and both share equal voting power. Through Royal Ahold, ICA AB is part of an international retail network. For more information, please visit http://www.ica.se

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About ICA ICA wants to make every day a little easier. With a focus on food and meals ICA is the leading retail company in Sweden. ICA owns and manages real estate and financial services. The 1.305 ICA stores in Sweden are operated by independent retailers in collaboration. ICA is a part of ICA Gruppen. For more information about ICA, see ica.se

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