Swedish hardware store retail chain Clas Ohlson is continuing to expand its network of stores in Finland. The next store launch will take place in the Kannelmäki district of Helsinki in October. Clas Ohlson has already established two new stores in Finland earlier this year, and opened four new stores in 2012, taking its total number of stores in Finland to 30.
Clas Ohlson’s turnover in Finland during the accounting year ending in September 2012 was EUR 57.2 million, which was almost 20% higher than in the previous year. The company specialises in hardware, home, leisure, electrical and multimedia products.
Next store launch in Puuvilla shopping centre
In October 2014, Clas Ohlson will open a store at the new Puuvilla shopping centre in Pori, western Finland, which is set to become the largest business and educational complex in the Satakunta region. The centrally located Puuvilla site is being developed by Renor and Ilmarinen in cooperation with Skanska, and is planned as a diverse retail, cultural and entertainment cluster.
The vision is to develop Puuvilla into a new living and work room for the Satakunta region, offering high quality facilities for retail operations as well as educational, cultural and government activities. About one third of the retail stores in Puuvilla will be for new brands that Pori has not offered before.