Swedish cataloguer/retailer Clas Ohlson, a “modern hardware
store” that sells everything from art supplies to
umbrellas, has opened its first UK store and plans to introduce a
UK catalogue in the spring. The shop, which opened in London last
week, is part of “a long-term commitment to the UK,”
according to president/CEO Klas Balkow. The £400 million
company has more than 100 stores and circulates 4 million
catalogues annually in Sweden, Norway and Finland.