Tagged: Clas Ohlson

Inside the new Psyche fashion store in Durham (12 Apr 2018). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

What’s been happening in the North East’s retail centres? Here’s your round-up of April’s important developments

From designer fashion store Psyche opening in Durham to the city’s M&S closing, April saw plenty of interesting developments in North East bricks-and-mortar retail. Read the latest updates here, as a sample of what you can find in the May issue of my monthly Soult’s Retail Report.

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Club Clas promotion on Clas Ohlson's Swedish website (12 Mar 2013) 2

Clas Ohlson launches ‘Club Clas’ loyalty scheme in Sweden – with UK expected to follow


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Clas Ohlson, the Swedish ‘modern hardware’ retailer, has launched its first loyalty scheme – the ‘Club Clas’ customer club – in its home market, with...

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Clas Ohlson website (15 Feb 2013) 1

Clas Ohlson bucks the trend as winter ranges drive UK sales up 7% during January


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On the same day as the ONS has revealed an unexpected fall in UK retail sales during a snowy January, one retailer – the Swedish hardware...

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New Tiger store, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow (22 Nov 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Celtic Tiger: the Danish variety retailer prepares for Glasgow store opening


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If you follow my tweets you’ll know that I’ve spent the middle part of this week in Glasgow, taking time to explore the Ayrshire coast...

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Clas Ohlson, Reading (19 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Clas Ohlson pushes social media and confirms UK transactional website launch


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Clas Ohlson, the Swedish hardware retailer, has revealed that it is pushing on with plans for a UK transactional website, with an expected launch in the spring....

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Outdoor zone, Clas Ohlson, Newcastle (23 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Inside Newcastle’s Clas Ohlson – a sneak preview ahead of tomorrow’s opening


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If the people of Newcastle were still unaware of Clas Ohlson this morning they shouldn’t be by the end of the day. Adding to the...

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Clas Ohlson poster on Metro (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Marketing push ahead of Clas Ohlson’s Newcastle opening


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Everything seems to be gearing up nicely for the opening of Newcastle’s Clas Ohlson store, just two weeks today on Wednesday 24 August. The Northumberland...

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Newcastle retail in good health as design of 114,000 sq ft Primark is revealed


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Interesting retail things always seem to happen on Tyneside while I’m on holiday! This time, I returned from Slovenia yesterday – hence the lack of...

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Clas Ohlson catalogue. Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Newcastle’s Clas Ohlson on track for 24 August opening


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Clas Ohlson, the Swedish hardware retailer, has confirmed that its new Newcastle store in Northumberland Street will open on Wednesday 24 August. Recently erected hoardings around the...

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New Next, Newcastle (10 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Next, BHS, Primark, Clas Ohlson – photo updates of Newcastle’s new retail developments


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I had a quick wander around Newcastle city centre today, where the new Next flagship store is gearing up for its opening at 11am this Thursday...

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Northumberland Street, Newcastle (14 Mar 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Recording Northumberland Street’s retail (r)evolution


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I took advantage of today’s gorgeous weather, and the fact that I was in town anyway, to capture some shots of Newcastle’s Northumberland Street before...

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Clas Ohlson, Merry Hill (20 Feb 2011). Photograph by Martin Jarvis 4

Clas Ohlson to take over Collectables unit in Newcastle’s Northumberland Street


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I’m not sure if my persistent badgering has had any effect, but it’s finally happening – Clas Ohlson is coming to Newcastle! The news was...

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Clas Ohlson, Leeds (21 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

As Clas Ohlson pledges “long-term commitment” to UK, I check out the Leeds store


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Things have been pretty quiet on the Clas Ohlson front since the Swedish hardware retailer announced the latest stage of its UK expansion, back in...

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Primark fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

“Major value fashion anchor” for MetroCentre Woolies site


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MetroCentre’s empty Woolworths site is poised to get a new occupant, according to the mall’s majority owners, and is set to be trading by the middle...

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Clas Ohlson fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Clas Ohlson heads to CSC-owned centres in Cardiff and Norwich


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I’m not sure whether Clas Ohlson’s people are reading this blog, or whether – more likely – the obvious locations for new UK stores are fairly easy...

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Existing Kingston store. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Unpacking Clas Ohlson’s 203% UK sales increase


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The much-blogged-about Swedish hardware retailer Clas Ohlson published its sales figures for June yesterday. What’s interesting is that sales for the UK are now being stripped out from those of Finland,...

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Northumberland Street scene, Newcastle (17 June 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Currys and B&Q think compact as the retail park heads to the high street


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I was curious to read Retail Week’s recent article about the electricals retailer DSGi trialling a small-size dual fascia Currys and PC World store at...

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Clas Ohlson fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Clas Ohlson continues UK expansion with Merry Hill store


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Swedish hardware retailer Clas Ohlson has announced today that it will be opening its eighth UK store at Westfield’s Merry Hill shopping centre, at Brierley...

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The now-closed Alworths in Amersham (14 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Six former Woolies in and around London


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While staying in London a couple of weekends ago, Alworths in Amersham (above) wasn’t the only former Woolworths I managed to visit… Having arrived at...

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Clas Ohlson heads northwards… though not quite far enough north yet


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Happy New Year to you! You may recall that back in August last year (referring to 2009 as ‘last year’ is bound to take some...

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