Stockmann Group: Lindex won the ‘Omni channel of the year’ prize at Habit Fashion award in Stockholm

Stockmann Group: Lindex won the ‘Omni channel of the year’ prize at Habit Fashion award in Stockholm

 

Helsinki, Finland, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yesterday, at Habit Fashion award in Stockholm, Lindex won the prestigious prize ‘Omni channel of the year’. This is the second time this year Lindex have won in this category.

Previous this year Lindex won ‘Omni channel of the year’ by JetShop awards.
A clear strategy, customer focus and an effort to constantly improve has made Lindex a strong omni player. Over the past year, Lindex have launched a smart shopping app, new digital tools and features in store to further improve the customer meeting, and also updated the e-commerce service.

“We are extremely happy and honoured to have won ‘Omni channel of the year’. The award goes to all Lindex employees who work every day to offer high-quality shopping in all our channels. For the best possible experience, it is important that our stores and the digital experience complement each other in the way our customers want”, says Henrik Sörstedt, Director of Digital Business Development & Customer Experience.

The motivation is: With clear customer information, fast deliveries and efficient return handling as well as a superior physical and digital platform, the customer is served a seamless, inspiring and user-friendly top-class shopping experience regardless of channel.

Further information:
Kristina Hermansson
Corporate Communications Manager
Lindex
tel. +46 (0)31 739 50 60

Source: Stockmann Group

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ICA Gruppen hosts Capital Markets Day in Stockholm

Solna, Sweden, 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, 15 December 2016, ICA Gruppen is arranging a Capital Markets Day in Stockholm. The programme includes, among other things, a review of the Group’s strategic priorities and goals as well as business reviews for Rimi Baltic, Apotek Hjärtat and ICA Sweden.

ICA Gruppen’s management is today meeting with financial analysts, bank representatives and the media to present the company’s strategies, view of the market, and investments. During the day ICA will, among other things, talk about the Group’s investment level for 2017 and the number of establishments.

To secure its long-term growth, ICA Gruppen will expand its capex budget from SEK 2.5 billion in 2016 to SEK 3.5 billion in 2017. Among other things, ICA Gruppen is increasing its investments in IT in all companies. The investments will create better conditions for continued digitalisation, improved loyalty services and improved operation of the daily business. But ICA Gruppen is also investing in strengthening and modernising its pharmacy and store network as well as in an expansion of Rimi Baltic’s central warehouse.

The investments will be partly financed through the sale of real estate. On top of the previously communicated sale of the Norwegian property portfolio, during the spring of 2017 ICA will sell additional properties to a joint venture, which is expected to generate approximately SEK 800 million.

The number of new store establishments in 2017 is expected to be slightly lower than in 2016. ICA Sweden plans to open 10 to 15 new stores in 2017, compared with a total of 17 in 2016. Rimi Baltic plans to open ten new stores in 2017, compared with a total of 15 in the current year. Apotek Hjärtat plans to open a total of 14 new pharmacies in 2017, compared with 11 this year.

This information is such that ICA Gruppen is obligated to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 07.30 CET on Thursday, 15 December 2016.

Contact:

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

Source: ICA Gruppen

WWF and H&M announce global partnership

Today on World Water Day, conservation organization WWF and fashion retailer H&M are proud to announce a five year global partnership. The new agreement expands the successful partnership from 2013, focusing on water stewardship, to also include climate action and a strategic dialogue related to H&M’s and the fashion industry’s broader sustainability challenges. This marks one more step towards a truly sustainable fashion industry.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2016-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Together, we are taking a holistic and science-based approach that aims to break new ground within sustainability and fashion. After working closely together with H&M for the past three years, we know they are committed to being good stewards of shared resources, and eager to contribute to shifting the industry towards more sustainable models,” says Mariann Eriksson, Marketing Director at WWF.

H&M and WWF’s previous partnership focused on moving H&M towards best practice on water stewardship.  This work has led to improved water awareness among H&M staff and suppliers and has brought stakeholders from business, civil society and politics together to contribute to more sustainable water management in entire river basins in China and Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, a report was recently published*, analyzing the economic risk factors for the apparel industry and the crucial linkage to sustainable water use. In China, the partnership results include an Industrial Park project, where suppliers share resources and improve their water and chemical management. The new partnership includes taking the previous commitments in water to the next level while also expanding into new areas of climate and sustainability strategy.

“This partnership enables H&M to explore future possibilities and address two of our main sustainability challenges, climate and water, in a constructive way. Simultaneously we’re aiming to influence our industry to move in the same direction. The partnership will showcase to other companies that taking on sustainable business practices is fundamental for future business success”, says Pierre Börjesson, Sustainability Business Expert Climate & Water, H&M.

H&M and WWF will continue their work with water stewardship with increased focus on collective action with other companies, policy makers and civil society at chosen river basins in China. On climate, WWF and H&M will work to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in prioritized parts of H&M’s value chain by working with suppliers, customers and policy makers towards a low carbon future. The creation of a strategic dialogue aims to support H&M in the journey to be truly sustainable, moving towards circularity and leading change in the industry.

Efforts in the new partnership will be aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more about the H&M and WWF partnership here.

*”Water Governance in Bangladesh, Challenges and opportunities around policy, institutional function and implementation for a sustainable water future”. Available here: panda.org/Bangladesh


For more information, please contact:
WWF Sweden, Mariann Eriksson, Marketing Director, +46 70 687 33 31, mariann.eriksson@wwf.se
WWF Erika Reje, Media Relations, +46 76 545 40 00, erika.reje@wwf.se

H&M Media Relations, +46 8 796 53 00, mediarelations@hm.com


About WWF
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Read more at panda.org.

About H&M
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. H&M’s business idea is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands & Other Stories, Cheap Monday, COS, Monki and Weekday as well as H&M Home. The H&M Group has more than 3,900 stores in 61 markets including franchise markets. In 2015, sales including VAT were SEK 210 billion and the number of employees is more than 148,000. For further information, visit hm.com.

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