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Retail News Dec 5, 2023 at 12:09pm


This is your monthly round-up of what’s been happening in Nordic Retail News.

From the expansion of well-known fashion brands to new store locations you didn’t think possible, the Nordics is full of exciting new developments. Completely Retail Marketplace is here to tell you a bit more about them!

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Peak Performance, the esteemed Swedish brand introduces concept store in the heart of Vancouver’s Kitsilano

Peak Performance, the acclaimed outdoor brand hailing from Scandinavia, is set to inaugurate its inaugural concept store in Canada on November 17. The new store is set to open its doors at 2123 West 4th Avenue.

Nestled in the bustling heart of Vancouver along West 4th Street in Kitsilano, the 1,900-square-foot store is poised to meet the needs of Vancouver’s dynamic outdoor community. It will showcase a thoughtfully curated array of top-tier outdoor apparel, delivering high-performance options for enthusiasts and adventurers alike.

Marcus Grönberg, Vice President of Global Expansion at Peak Performance, expressed that the upcoming store is intended to serve as a dynamic community hub.

The Canadian climate, coupled with its stunning and diverse natural landscapes and terrains, creates a need for Peak Performance products. Their offering is built to withstand extreme conditions and ensure smooth transitions between seasons. Canada also boasts a dynamic community of outdoor enthusiasts, who appreciate our versatile range, whether they’re adventuring on skis, by bike, or on foot.

Vancouver, with its expanding outdoor community, stunning natural beauty, and proximity to the mountains, stands as the ideal location for an outdoor brand like Peak Performance. The city boasts a thriving outdoor community and draws individuals from across Canada and the world. All of these elements in conjunction create an ideal setting for those pursuing an active lifestyle, aligning seamlessly with Peak Performance’s values and offerings.

Building on the success of their franchise stores in Whistler and Montreal, the introduction of the groundbreaking Vancouver concept store represents a noteworthy achievement in their Canadian expansion. Serving as the central hub for outdoor enthusiasts nationwide, the online platform, peakperformance.com, underlines their commitment.

“Looking ahead, our store strategy is geared towards major cities near renowned ski destinations like Whistler, Banff, Blue Mountain, and others, guaranteeing convenient access for the outdoor community,” explained Grönberg.

Kasthall is opening its Flagship Store in New York

Kasthall has officially opened its latest Flagship Store at the prime location of 29 Howard Street, in the heart of New York. While having operated in the US for over 15 years with a showroom, Kasthall is now intensifying its business in North America through the establishment of its premier Flagship Store in New York City.

This expansion represents a significant milestone in Kasthall’s 135-year history, underscoring its unwavering commitment to delivering distinctive rug and carpet experiences to its esteemed clientele, both within the US and on a global scale.

The Kasthall Flagship Store in New York extends an invitation to design enthusiasts, the A&D community, and those with an appreciation for high-quality craftsmanship to explore Kasthall’s rug collection and experience the exceptional quality firsthand.

This recent addition marks the fourth Kasthall Flagship Store & Showroom, complementing its existing presence in Stockholm, Malmö, and Milan.

Kasthall’s new flagship store in New York perpetuates its century-long legacy of elegance and craftsmanship, solidifying its position among the world’s foremost design capitals.

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Zócalo just signed an agreement with Lagardère Travel Retail to open a Zócalo restaurant in Keflavík Airport, Iceland

Zócalo is thrilled to announce the formalisation of a franchise agreement with Lagardère Travel Retail, paving the way for a new Zócalo restaurant to grace Keflavík Airport (KEF) in Iceland in the first quarter of 2024.

Having secured the tender for a fresh food hall at the airport, Lagardére Travel Retail will join forces with Zócalo, alongside an Italian and hamburger concept, to create an exciting and diverse food hall experience within the airport premises.

At KEF airport, patrons can indulge in our signature burritos, tacos, and bowls, alongside an enticing breakfast menu featuring breakfast burritos and tacos. The anticipation for our upcoming opening is palpable, and we can’t wait to welcome our customers.

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Sonos opens new Sonos Experience Shop in Elgiganten Strøget, Copenhagen

This Saturday marks the grand opening of the new Sonos Experience Shop at Elgiganten Strøget, Copenhagen.

The team’s mission is to establish the ultimate Sonos retail experience, adopting an educational approach to highlight the benefits of a complete Sonos system.

The experiential space includes a ‘system wall’ featuring a custom-made pattern on a light grey felt front, a ‘stereo wall’ adorned with neon-like lettering, and a specially designed carpet, among other elements.

This elevated experience and meticulous execution establish Sonos Copenhagen as the benchmark for all future Shop in Shops.

The aim is to encourage customers to consider not only a single Sonos speaker but also expanding to multiple speakers for every room, allowing them to immerse their lives in music.

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Happy Socks pop-up at Oslo City

Happy Socks has expanded its presence to Oslo City, featuring as one of five pop-ups in Norway for the Christmas season. The brand envisions spreading joy and vibrant colours worldwide, encouraging authentic self-expression through creativity and fun.

Oslo City was selected among the five locations for pop-ups due to its excellent location and high foot traffic, with over 11 million visitors annually. Øyvind Torgauten, CEO and Traveling Salesman at AttentionBrands, the Norwegian distributor for Happy Socks, cites the diverse mix of visitors of all ages as a key factor.

AttentionBrands reports a positive start in terms of both traffic and sales, anticipating a successful holiday season. Elisabeth Lohk, Center Manager at Oslo City, expresses delight in welcoming Happy Socks to the shopping centre, noting how their colourful range complements the overall offering. Happy Socks is conveniently situated on the second floor of Oslo City.

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Prada unveils a fresh Stockholm destination

Expanding its footprint in the Nordics, Prada unveils a fresh Stockholm destination, showcasing the renowned Italian label’s iconic triangle logos and highly coveted menswear collection.

In the heart of Stockholm’s luxury fashion district on Birger Jarlsgatan, the Milanese powerhouse, Prada, has established a new menswear boutique. Located on Birger Jarlsgatan 7.

Encompassing 80 square meters, the Uomo concept boasts an inviting atmosphere, with the entrance and shop windows offering a panoramic view of the interior space.

The focal point of the new area is the geometric flooring, reminiscent of the design found in the brand’s original store in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan.

The black and white checkered marble is complemented by walls adorned in refined hues of faded pistachio green. This color scheme is accentuated by velvet emerald chairs and metallic niches, creating a sophisticated and harmonious ambiance.

Skilfully positioned lighting creates a captivating glow, directing attention to Prada’s newest sartorial innovations tailored for the discerning man. The assortment includes meticulously crafted leather goods, impeccably tailored clothing, and modern accessories. The showcased collection is unmistakably Prada, blending timeless elegance with contemporary relevance.

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