Retail industries

Since the 1700s trade has formed the Gothenburg region, and helped it grow. Today the region has a thriving retail sector with exciting development opportunities. Business Region Göteborg provides you with knowledge and contacts, and guides through an establishment or expansion.
Retail in the Gothenburg region

Strategic hub for transport

With the sea at its doorstep, Gothenburg was an important hub for trade already in the 1700s. Today the Gothenburg region has Sweden’s leading logistics position, thanks to the Port of Gothenburg and Landvetter Airport.  

Future opportunities 

The Gothenburg region’s steadily increasing population, combined with growing purchasing power means good opportunities for retail businesses. Today there are over 27,000 full-time employees within retail and turnover in 2015 totalled 64 billion kronor.

At the same time, Gothenburg has seen strong growth in its tourism industry. During 2013, tourism’s effect on retail was estimated to be 10 billion kronor.

We are here to help

Business Region Göteborg provides you with knowledge, facts and contacts. We can also help you find offices and premises for establishment or expansion. Please contact us for more information.   


Did you know…

… Nordstan shopping centre in central Gothenburg attracts millions visitors each year and has a turnover of around 4 billion kronor?
 … fashion labels KappAhl, Lindex, Monki, Nudie Jeans, Dr Denim and Velour originate from the Gothenburg region?
… Gothenburg is home to many attractions and events including Liseberg, Gothia Cup, Way Out West and Lights in Alingsås?


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