S Group's sales increased: "Organic food and fast ready-made meals gaining ground"
S Group's sales excluding taxes increased by 2.5% in January–September and stood at EUR 8 549 million. Total sales continued their stable growth and, in particular, the grocery trade in Finland improved at a brisk pace.
S Group's sales increased – growth also expected for the rest of the year
S Group's retail sales excluding taxes increased by 2.4% in January–September and stood at EUR 8,342 million. In addition to supermarket trade, sales increased in several other business areas.
S Group's sales increased – including significant growth in fashion as well as online food trade
In 2016, S Group's retail sales excluding taxes increased by 2.0% and stood at EUR 11,020 million. Longer opening hours, price reductions and wider product ranges of, for instance, fashion attracted more customers and resulted in increasing sales.
S Group's sales boosted by longer opening hours and lower prices
S Group's sales excluding taxes increased by 1.7% in January–June and stood at EUR 5,336 million. Deregulated opening hours and price reductions attracted more customers to supermarkets, and S Group's total sales increased as well.
S Group's lower price policy is working – grocery trade volumes increased
Finland's poor financial situation and the general development of the trade sector caused a decline in S Group's sales for January–September in comparison to the previous year. Sales decreased by 3.9 per cent, totalling €8,009 million.