ICA store sales during September 2008





ICA store sales during September 2008

Solna October 7, 2008

Preliminary figures put September combined sales for ICA retailers in Sweden at SEK 6,704 million, excluding VAT, up SEK 339 million or 5.3 percent compared to the same month last year. The increase for comparable units was 3.8 percent.

Since the beginning of the year, sales excluding VAT have risen by 7.3 percent to SEK 63,906 million. For comparable units, the increase for the same period was 5.8 percent.

Breakdown of September sales for ICA stores in Sweden:

Maxi ICA Stormarknad stores reported an increase in sales of 10.3 percent to SEK 1,736 million. The increase for comparable units was 2.5 percent. Accumulated sales have increased by 14.0 percent to SEK 16,355 million, whilst comparable units have increased by 6.0 percent.

ICA Kvantum stores reported an increase in sales of 1.8 percent to SEK 1,635 million. The increase for comparable units was 2.2 percent. Accumulated sales have increased by 4.2 percent to SEK 15,700 million, whilst comparable units have increased by 5.0 percent.

ICA Supermarket stores reported an increase in sales of 4.3 percent to SEK 2,272 million. The increase for comparable units was 4.8 percent. Accumulated sales have increased by 5.1 percent to SEK 21,632 million, whilst comparable units have increased by 5.9 percent.

ICA Nära stores reported an increase in sales of 5.4 percent to SEK 1,061 million. The increase for comparable units was 5.8 percent. Accumulated sales have increased by 6.6 percent to SEK 10,218 million, whilst comparable units have increased by 6.6 percent.

For further information, please contact: ICA press office, phone +46 70 253 66 60 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About ICA The ICA Group (ICA AB) is one of the Nordic regions leading retail companies, with around 2,230 of its own and retailer-owned stores in Sweden, Norway and the Baltic states. The Group includes the retail companies ICA Sverige, ICA Norge and Rimi Baltic. ICA also offers financial services to Swedish customers through ICA Banken. ICA AB is a joint venture 40% owned by Hakon Invest AB and 60% by Royal Ahold N.V. of the Netherlands. According to a shareholder agreement, Royal Ahold and Hakon Invest jointly share a controlling influence over ICA AB. 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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