Stockmann Swot Analysis

1880 Words8 Pages History about Stockmann: It was February 1st, 1862, when Georg Franz Heinrich Stockmann founded Stockmann in Helsinki, Finland. Starting out as a small shop near the Helsinki market square, Stockmann had a diversity of goods even for its size at that time. In the 1880’s, Stockmann procured a larger building near the Senate Square, which today is known as the Kiseleff House, this is where he opened his “continental department store”. In 1897, another store was opened in the Kallio district of Helsinki, and in 1919, a carpentry shop, Keravan Puusepäntehdas became a subsidiary of Stockmann. (Stockmanngroup, 2017) Between 1911 - 1922, Stockmann started to obtain different shops of that city block to where the current location of the Stockmann…show more content…
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