VENUE RETAIL GROUP AB

VENUE RETAIL GROUP AB

Previous company name
WEDINS SKOR & ACCESSOARER AB
Name change date
2/16/2009
Company Overview
Wedins Skor & Accessoarer AB, formerly known as Nordic Shoes & Accessories AB until June of 2003, is a publicly traded Sweden-based company active within the clothing sector. It is engaged in the retail trade of footwear, bags and accessories. The Company’s registered main office is located in Bromma, Sweden.
The Company’s product range includes handbags, luggage, gloves and scarves, wallets and purses, and shoes for men, women and children.
The Company operates a total of 182 stores under the Wedins, Accent and Rizzo name across Scandinavia. Wedins operates 80 stores, focusing on discount shoe retail. Accent operates 92 stores, which is primarily selling accessories, and Rizzo operates 10 stores offering branded products for the premium price market. Wedins Skor & Accessoarer also holds a 33.3% interest in Skokanonen, which operates a chain of 19 low-cost shoe stores in Sweden.
Through its subsidiaries, the Company is active in Norway and Finland.
Business Summary
Venue Retail Group AB (formerly known as Wedins Skor & Accessoarer AB) is a company engaged in the footwear and accessories sector. It is active on the Nordic market through a chain comprising 152 stores. The Company’s activity is structured into two business areas, Accessories and Rizzo, which operate via three store chains. The Accent store chain offers accessories and comprises 92 stores in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Its assortment encompasses bags, gloves, scarves, jewelry, sunglasses and travel accessories. The Morris store chain provides suitcases, bags, sport bags and accessories. It comprises 37 stores in Norway. The Rizzo store chain operates 12 stores and provides high-price segment footwear and accessories.
Description and history
Venue Retail Group AB (formerly known as Wedins Skor & Accessoarer AB) is a company engaged in the footwear and accessories sector. It is active on the Nordic market through a chain comprising 152 stores. The Company’s activity is structured into two business areas, Accessories and Rizzo, which operate via three store chains. The Accent store chain offers accessories and comprises 92 stores in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Its assortment encompasses bags, gloves, scarves, jewelry, sunglasses and travel accessories. The Morris store chain provides suitcases, bags, sport bags and accessories. It comprises 37 stores in Norway. The Rizzo store chain operates 12 stores and provides high-price segment footwear and accessories.

Change of name
The name of this company has been changed from Wedind Skor & Accessoarer AB to Venue Retail Group AB, which was effective on 16 February 2009. The Company’s ticker at the Stockholm has also changed to VRG B.

Formerly known as Nordic Shoes & Accessories AB until June of 2003

Business Line
Engaged in the retail trade of footwear, bags and accessories
Subsidiary
ACCENT FINLAND OY
Advisor
OHRLINGS PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS AB
IPO date
7/1/1997
US SIC Code
5661
Company Address
11 Tr
Ringvдgen 100
City province or state postal code
STOCKHOLM
Phone: +46 8 508 99 200
Fax:
Country address: SWEDEN
Website url: www.venueretail.com