2018 in brief
Highlights during the year
Strong online sales growth
The strong increase in online sales continued during the year. Online sales for both ICA stores and Apotek Hjärtat increased faster than the market in general during the year. The ICA stores’ online sales increased by 42% and Apotek Hjärtat’s by 55%. Hemtex’ online sales also increased significantly with growth amounting to 36%.
E-commerce warehouse opened
To improve efficiency and service for both stores and consumers, in spring 2018 ICA Sweden opened a central e-commerce warehouse. The warehouse will offer independent ICA retailers in the Stockholm region picking and direct delivery from warehouse to end customer.
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
ICA Gruppen’s greenhouse gas emissions continued to decrease during the year. Since the base year 2006, ICA Gruppen’s total greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 61%. The goal is for ICA Gruppen’s operations to be climate neutral by 2020.
Sales 2018 in SEK