ICA store sales during October 2006





ICA store sales during October 2006

Solna November 14, 2006

Preliminary figures put October 2006 combined sales for ICA retailers in Sweden at SEK 6,924 million, including VAT, up SEK 434 million or 6.7 percent compared to the same month last year. The increase for comparable units was 4.9 percent.

Since the beginning of the year, sales including VAT have risen by 7.3 percent to SEK 71,068 million. For comparable units, the increase for the same period was 5.6 percent.

Breakdown of October sales for ICA stores in Sweden:

Maxi ICA Stormarknad stores reported an increase in sales of 13.0 percent to SEK 1,547 million. The increase for comparable units was 3.9 percent. Accumulated sales have increased by 14.5 percent to SEK 15,620 million, whilst comparable units have increased by 5.6 percent.

ICA Kvantum stores reported an increase in sales of 6.1 percent to SEK 1,849 million. The increase for comparable units was 5.0 percent. Accumulated sales have increased by 7.9 percent to SEK 19,022 million, whilst comparable units have increased by 6.4 percent.

ICA Supermarket stores reported an increase in sales of 4.2 percent to SEK 2,467 million. The increase for comparable units was 4.9 percent. Accumulated sales have increased by 4.3 percent to SEK 25,277 million, whilst comparable units have increased by 5.1 percent.

ICA Nära stores reported an increase in sales of 4.8 percent to SEK 1,061 million. The increase for comparable units was 5.7 percent. Accumulated sales have increased by 4.0 percent to SEK 11,149 million, whilst comparable units have increased by 5.3 percent.

For further information, please contact: ICA press hotline, phone +46 70 253 66 60

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About ICA The ICA Group is one of the Nordic regions leading retail companies, with around 2,100 of its own and retailer-owned stores in Sweden and Norway. The Group includes the sales companies ICA Sverige, ICA Norge and Etos. ICA also offers financial services to Swedish customers through ICA Banken. ICA owns half of the companies Rimi Baltic, with 200 stores in the Baltic countries, and Netto Marknad, with nearly 80 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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