Contract signed for a new store in Alingsås, Sweden

Clas Ohlson has signed a contract regarding a new store in Vimpeln Shopping Centre, Alingsås, Sweden. The retail space will amount to a total of 900 square metres. The store’s catchment area comprises approximately 75,000 residents and the store is scheduled to open in September 2013.

Future store establishments that have been contracted to date are: Lippulaiva Shopping Centre, Espoo, Finland in November 2012; Førde Shopping Centre, Førde, Norway in November 2012; Vestkanten Shopping Centre, Bergen, Norway in November 2012; Ljungheden Shopping area, Västervik, Sweden in December 2012; Vestby Arena, Vestby, Norway in March 2013; Hansa Shopping Centre, Kalmar, Sweden in March 2013; Pasaati Shopping Centre, Kotka, Finland in spring 2013; Sogndal, Norway in spring 2013; Spar Centre Shopping area in Mariehamn, Åland, Finland in spring 2013; Vimpeln Shopping Centre in Alingsås, Sweden in September 2013; Norra Backa Shopping area, Borlänge, Sweden in October 2013; Mobilia Shopping Centre, Malmö, Sweden in October 2013; Orkdal, Norway in November 2013; Mandal, Norway in winter 2014 and Kungens Kurva in Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden in March 2014.

During the 2012/13 financial year Clas Ohlson aim to establish 15-20 new stores. With currently 168 stores and 15 contracted stores, Clas Ohlson will have a total of 183 stores, of which 77 in Sweden, 65 in Norway, 29 in Finland and 12 in the UK.

For further information, please contact:

Bo Heyman, Director of Retail expansion, Mobile +46 (0)70-597 44 90.

Clas Ohlson AB is a Swedish chain store that sells, amongst other things, hardware, electrical, multimedia, and home and leisure products. It is the largest hardware chain in Scandinavia. The company was founded in 1918 by the technically-minded Clas Ohlson (1895–1979), as a mail order business based in the Swedish village of Insjön, Dalarna. Initially, only manuals and technical literature were sold. He opened his first shop in Insjön in 1926 and there are now stores throughout Sweden, as well as in Norway and Finland. In 2008, the company opened its first store in the United Kingdom, in Croydon, south London. There are now stores at the Arndale Centre in Manchester, at The Harlequin in Watford, in Kingston upon Thames, Reading, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster, Norwich and Newcastle.


About Us

Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business in Insjön, Sweden. Today we are a retail company with customers in five markets, approximately 5,000 co-workers and annual sales of approximately 8.8 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. Visit to read about us and our passion for simplifying life in all kinds of homes.


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