New Tokmanni in Tesoma, Tampere
Tokmanni Press Release 9 April 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Tokmanni will open a new store in Tesoma in Tampere on Thursday 11 April 2019 at 8 a.m. The well-located store near the Westeri commercial centre will celebrate its opening in the Tokmanni style with many special offers and surprise buckets filled with product gifts.
The new store will offer a comprehensive range of products for customers’ daily needs, especially in beauty, health and wellbeing, home decoration and cleaning goods and seasonal, yard and garden goods. The selection also includes clothes and accessories, dry foodstuffs, tools, and leisure, home electronics and entertainment goods.
The new store will have roughly 1,700 square metres of retail selling space. The overall visual appearance of the store is modern with grey-white tones accentuated with the red Tokmanni brand colour. To ensure a pleasant shopping experience, the store is spacious and has informative signage and the product areas easy to identify. In addition, the store will have a separate garden department, a recycling point for small electronics, Veikkaus gaming services and a point for picking up items bought from Tokmanni’s online shop. The store is equipped with energy efficient LED lighting.
“We are very happy to be opening a new Tokmanni in Tesoma, Tampere. The store is in a busy and well-connected location next to a new commercial centre and it is very pleasant and modern with a versatile product selection,” says Mathias Kivikoski, Tokmanni’s Sales and Marketing Director.
From Thursday, the opening day, to the following Sunday the Tokmanni in Tesoma will have a large number of special offers. And as usual at Tokmanni openings, 1000 free buckets filled with product gifts will be handed out to the first customers during the opening morning.
Mathias Kivikoski, Sales and Marketing Director, will represent Tokmanni at the store opening on Thursday morning. Timo Antikainen, Director of Business and Economic Development, will speak on behalf of the City of Tampere.
The store, headed by Store Manager Jaana Liimatta, will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store has a personnel of approximately 10 customer service professionals and it is located in Tesomankatu 4 D, 33310, Tampere.
With the new store in Tesoma, the discount chain will have as many as seven stores in Tampere. Tokmanni also serves its customers at several stores around Tampere, including in Lempäälä, Nokia, Pirkkala and Ylöjärvi.
“Our extensive store network is proof that we expect there to be substantial demand for Tokmanni in Tampere and its surroundings. Our versatile and constantly renewed selection, low prices and stores designed for quick and easy shopping are clearly what customers want,” Kivikoski says.
Tokmanni’s chain will continue to grow and renew
Tokmanni’s target is to increase its store chain to more than 200 stores and to add a net of 12,000 square metres of new retail space every year, which means around five new or relocated stores. With the opening of the store in Tesoma, Tampere, Tokmanni will have 189 stores around Finland.
The first half of this year will be very busy for Tokmanni because, in addition to the store opening in Tampere, the discount chain will also move to new premises in Hanko and Juuka. In addition, before the end of April, Tokmanni will open the eight Ale-Makasiini chain stores it acquired late last year under the Tokmanni chain brand. In the near future, also during the first half of this year, the TEX chain store in Kemijärvi and the Säästökuoppa chain store in Sodankylä, now owned by Tokmanni, will be opened under the Tokmanni brand.
Earlier in the spring, Tokmanni opened a former TEX chain store under the Tokmanni brand in the centre of Rovaniemi and centralised all of its store operations in Siilinjärvi into the Tokmanni store that has been in operation in the town for a long time by closing the Ale-Makasiini located nearby in other premises. In addition, Tokmanni opened its renewed store in Kehräämöntie in Kajaani and renewed and expanded its store in Turenki in early April.
During the autumn, Tokmanni will expand its store network to two new locations, Vääksy and Virrat.¹)
For further information, please contact:
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Tokmanni is Finland’s leading discount retailer chain. Some 3,600 Tokmanni employees make customers’ everyday life and special occasions easier by offering a versatile and up-to-date assortment of Finnish and international brand-name products and other high-quality products at prices that are always affordable. With nearly 200 stores around Finland and an online store, Tokmanni is always close to its customers. Tokmanni’s revenue in 2018 amounted to EUR 870.4 million. Tokmanni's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.