ICA stores sales increased by 3.5% in November 2017

Solna, Sweden, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales in ICA stores increased by 3.5% in November 2017 compared with the corresponding month last year. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 2.8%.

At 30 November 2017, the number of ICA stores was 1,286. Store sales for December will be published on 10 January 2018 at 08.45 CET.
ICA Gruppen estimates the calendar effect for November to be +0.5%

To see all publication dates in 2018, please visit ICA Gruppen’s website http://www.icagruppen.se/en/investors/calendar.

For more information:
ICA Gruppen press service
Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52

Source: ICA Gruppen

LightInTheBox “Singles Day” sales increased by 15.6% from 2016

BEIJING, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) (“LightInTheBox” or the “Company”), a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today (Nov. 13, 2017) announced that sales on Chinese “Singles Day”, which took place on November 11, 2017, increased 15.6% when compared to the same day last year. Sales made through the Company’s main platform LightInTheBox.com website and app increased 30% when compared to “Singles Day” 2016. Sales on mobile devices increased 84% including an over 200% increase in sales made through the Company’s mobile app when compared to the same day last year. Emerging markets such as India, Russia and the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) demonstrated strong growth.

Mr. Alan Guo, Chairman and CEO of LightInTheBox, commented, “We are pleased with the 15.6% sales increase over ‘Singles Day’ 2016 which marks a great start to our holiday sales season.”

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing,” “targets” and similar statements. Among other things, statements that are not historical facts, including statements about LightInTheBox’s beliefs and expectations, the business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as LightInTheBox’s strategic and operational plans, are or contain forward-looking statements. LightInTheBox may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission(the “SEC”), in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties.  Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: LightInTheBox’s goals and strategies; LightInTheBox’s future business development, results of operations and financial condition; the expected growth of the global online retail market; LightInTheBox’s ability to attract customers and further enhance customer experience and product offerings; LightInTheBox’s ability to strengthen its supply chain efficiency and optimize its logistics network; LightInTheBox’s expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of its products; competition; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in LightInTheBox’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and LightInTheBox does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

About LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

LightInTheBox is a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world. The Company offers customers a convenient way to shop for a wide selection of products at attractive prices through its www.lightinthebox.comwww.miniinthebox.com and other websites and mobile applications, which are available in 23 major languages and cover more than 80% of global Internet users.

For more information, please visit www.lightinthebox.com.

Investor Relations Contact:

Christensen
Ms. Xiaoyan Su
Tel: +86 (10) 5900 3429
Email: ir@lightinthebox.com

Christensen
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Phone: +1-480-614-3004
Email: lbergkamp@ChristensenIR.com

SOURCE: LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

Swedish ICA stores sales increased by 3.4% in October 2017

Solna, Sweden, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales in the Swedish ICA stores increased by 3.4% in October 2017 compared with the corresponding month last year. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 2.6%.

October 2017 January – October 2017
Store sales
excl. VAT
Mkr Change  all stores Change like-for-like Mkr Change  all stores Change like-for-like
Maxi ICA Stormarknad 2,785 3.3% 3.0% 28,444 2.9% 2.9%
ICA Kvantum 2,266 4.2% 1.7% 22,847 3.9% 1.8%
ICA Supermarket 2,812 3.1% 2.9% 28,690 2.5% 2.0%
ICA Nära 1,359 2.6% 2.7% 14,222 1.9% 2.0%
Total 9,222 3.4% 2.6% 94,204 2.9% 2.2%

In October 2017, sales in the Swedish ICA stores totalled SEK 9,222 million excluding VAT, which is an increase of 3.4% compared with the same month in the previous year. Sales in January-October 2017 amounted to SEK 94,204 million, an increase of 2.9% compared with the previous year.

ICA Gruppen estimates the calendar effect for October to be -0.5%.

At 31 October 2017, the number of ICA stores in Sweden was 1,283. Store sales for November will be published on 8 December 2017 at 08.45 CET.

To see all publication dates in 2017, please visit ICA Gruppen’s website http://www.icagruppen.se/en/investors/calendar.

For more information:
ICA Gruppen press service
Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52

Source: ICA Gruppen

Kesko Group’s sales increased by 2.7% to €856.3 million in July 2017

Helsinki, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko Group’s sales totalled €856.3 million in July 2017, an increase of 2.7% in comparable terms. Excluding business arrangements the reported sales decreased by 4.2%.

“In comparable terms Kesko’s sales grew in July in all divisions. Sales growth was strongest in the car trade, an increase of over 10%. Sales in the grocery trade grew especially in K-Citymarkets and in the renewed K-Markets. In the building and technical trade sales grew especially in B2B trade,” says Kesko’s President and CEO Mikko Helander.

Sales in the grocery trade totalled €423.1 million in July, an increase of 1.5% in comparable terms. The comparable sales grew in all chains. The reported sales decreased by 5.4% and was impacted by the changes in store site network of Suomen Lähikauppa and transferring stores to retailers, as well as the divestment of grocery trade business in Russia in the previous year.

Sales in the building and technical trade totalled €362.7 million in July, an increase of 2.6% in comparable terms in local currencies. Comparable sales in Finland grew by 4.6% and abroad by 1.1%. Sales in the building and technical trade, excluding the speciality goods trade, grew by 6.3% in local currencies. Sales in the speciality goods leisure trade decreased by 0.3% in Finland and sales in the machinery trade decreased by 23.8%. The reported sales in building and technical trade decreased by 7.0% and it was impacted by the divestment of K-maatalous business and the furniture trade in the second quarter.

Car trade sales in July totalled €69.9 million, a growth of 10.9% in comparable terms. The reported sales grew by 24.3% including the acquisition of AutoCarrera.

Change, % indicates the change when compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. The comparable change % has been calculated for the grocery trade by including those stores formerly belonging to Suomen Lähikauppa, and which have belonged to the network in both years, in the sales. The comparable change % in the building and technical trade as well as the car trade has been calculated in local currencies and excludes the impact of acquisitions and divestments.

In July 2017, the number of Kesko’s wholesale selling days in Finland was 21, which was the same as the previous year. From 1 January to 31 July 2017, Kesko’s wholesale selling days in Finland were equivalent to the previous year.

In connection with interim reports, Kesko publishes advance information on K Group’s retail sales quarterly.

Further information is available from Vice President, Group Controller Eva Kaukinen, tel. +358 105 322 338.

Source: Kesko Corporation

Swedish ICA stores sales increased by 1.9% in July 2017 vs. same period last year

Solna, Sweden, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales in the Swedish ICA stores increased by 1.9% in July 2017 compared with the corresponding month last year. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 1.2%.

July 2017 January –July 2017
Store sales
excl. VAT
Mkr Change  all stores Change like-for-like Mkr Change  all stores Change like-for-like
Maxi ICA Stormarknad 2,943 2.1% 2.1% 19,931 2.3% 2.3%
ICA Kvantum 2,301 2.9% 0.7% 15,983 3.6% 1.6%
ICA Supermarket 3,128 1.8% 1.2% 20,104 2.2% 1.7%
ICA Nära 1,657 0.1% 0.4% 9,943 1.6% 1.7%
Total 10,029 1.9% 1.2% 65,962 2.5% 1.9%

In July 2017, sales in the Swedish ICA stores totalled SEK 10,029 million excluding VAT, which is an increase of 1.9% compared with the same month in the previous year. Sales in January-July 2017 amounted to SEK 65,962 million, an increase of 2.5% compared with the previous year.

ICA Gruppen estimates the calendar effect for July to be -1.3%.

At 31 July 2017, the number of ICA stores in Sweden was 1,290. Store sales for August will be published on 8 September 2017 at 08.45 CET.

To see all publication dates in 2017, please visit ICA Gruppen’s website http://www.icagruppen.se/en/investors/calendar.

For more information:
ICA Gruppen press service
Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52

Source: ICA Gruppen

H&M group’s sales increased by 7 percent in June 2017 compared to same month the previous year

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The H&M group’s sales including VAT increased by 7 percent in local currencies in June 2017 compared to the same month the previous year. Converted into SEK sales increased by 10 percent.

The total number of stores in the group amounted to 4,517 on 30 June 2017 compared to 4,095 stores on 30 June 2016.

The H&M group has decided to arrange Capital Markets Days during which more in-depth information about the business will be given and has also decided – in consultation with its large institutional shareholders – to publish the group’s sales development per quarter instead of per month. Just as previously, sales for the quarter will be published ahead of each interim report as the percentage change in local currencies and in Swedish kronor as well as in absolute figures in Swedish kronor, both including and excluding VAT.

The reasoning is that a month is far too short a period over which to assess how sales are developing; in fact, a single month’s sales can actually be misleading, since calendar and weather effects – among other things – may significantly affect the outcome. Instead sales development should be viewed over a longer period of time, such as over a season or a quarter. This is also the reason why the majority of companies in fashion retail currently report their sales quarterly rather than monthly.

Following the publication of sales development for June 2017, the H&M group will typically publish quarterly sales figures on the 15th of the month in which an interim report is presented. Third quarter sales will therefore be published on 15 September 2017. Sales figures for the fourth quarter will be published on 15 December 2017. More information on Capital Markets Days will be provided at a later date.

Karl-Johan Persson, CEO

Head of Media Relations:
Camilla Emilsson Falk
+46 8 796 39 95

Source: H&M

H&M group’s sales increased by 7 percent during March 2017 vs. same period last year

Stockholm, SWEDEN, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — As previously communicated in conjunction with the three-month report 2017, the H&M group’s sales including VAT during 1 March – 28 March 2017 increased by 7 percent in local currencies compared to the same period last year. For the whole month of March, sales increased by 6 percent compared to the same month last year.

Sales in March, April and May should be viewed together, partly because the Easter holiday falls in different months in different years and partly because the weather during this period can vary greatly from year to year.

The total number of stores in the group amounted to 4,426 on 31 March 2017 compared to 3,997 stores on 31 March 2016.

Percentage sales development for the month of April will be published in a press release at 08.00 (CET) on 8 May 2017.

Contact:

Phone +46 8 796 55 00
Fax +46 8 20 99 19

Source: H&M

Swedish ICA stores announces sales increased by 1.6% in January 2017 vs. same month last year

Solna, Sweden, 2017-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales in the Swedish ICA stores increased by 1.6% in January 2017 compared with the corresponding month last year. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 1.2%.

January 2017 
Store sales
excl. VAT
SEKm Change all stores Change like-for-like
Maxi ICA Stormarknad  2,656 0.4% 0.4%
ICA Kvantum  2,189 2.1% 0.9%
ICA Supermarket  2,679 1.8% 1.4%
ICA Nära  1,290 2.7% 2.8%
Total  8,815 1.6% 1.2%

In January 2017, sales in the Swedish ICA stores totalled SEK 8,815 million excluding VAT, which is an increase of 1.6% compared with the same month in the previous year.

ICA Gruppen estimates the calendar effect for January to be -0.2 percent

At 31 January 2017, the number of ICA stores in Sweden was 1,296. Store sales for February will be published on 8 March 2017 at 08.45 CET.

To see all publication dates in 2017, please visit ICA Gruppen’s website http://www.icagruppen.se/en/investors/calendar.

For more information:
ICA Gruppen press service
Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52

Source: ICA Gruppen

Swedish ICA stores Sales increased by 4.3% in June 2016 compared with the same month last year

Solna, Sweden, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — In June 2016, sales in the Swedish ICA stores totalled SEK 9,761 million excluding VAT, which is an increase of 4.3% compared with the same month in the previous year. Sales in January-June 2016 amounted to SEK 54,507 million, an increase of 3.5% compared with the previous year.

ICA Gruppen estimates the calendar effect for June to be +0.5%.

At 30 June 2016, the number of ICA stores in Sweden was 1,299. Store sales for July will be published on 8 August 2016 at 08.45 CET.

To see all publication dates in 2016, please visit ICA Gruppen’s website http://www.icagruppen.se/en/investors/calendar.

For more information
ICA Gruppen press service, Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52

ICA Gruppen discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at time 08:45 on Friday July 8, 2016.

June 2016 January – June 2016
Store sales, excl. VAT SEKm Change all stores Change
like-for-like
SEKm Change all stores Change
like-for-like
Maxi ICA Stormarknad        2,999 4.5% 4.2% 16,594 4.1% 3.1%
ICA Kvantum        2,331 4.5% 4.0% 13,252 3.4% 3.1%
ICA Supermarket        2,949 3.7% 3.4% 16,532 2.8% 2.7%
ICA Nära        1,482 4.8% 4.6% 8,129 3.9% 4.2%
Total        9,761 4.3% 4.0% 54,507 3.5% 3.1%

 

Source: ICA Gruppen