Clas Ohlson ends the year with increased sales


The Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson saw growth in sales in December of nine per cent compared with the same month in the previous year. Like-for-like sales increased by four per cent. The good growth rates, rising into double figures in Norway and Finland, offset a decline in Great Britain in particular, where the company is currently streamlining its store portfolio. In the first eight months of the company's fiscal 2016/2017 from May to December, the company's sales amounted to SEK 5.838 bn, five per cent more (for like-for-like sales also) than in the same period in 2015.