More stores may open on Sundays

Norway’s Labour Party is clearing the way for a re-evaluation of the country’s laws restricting opening times for retail stores. Since Labour leads the government coalition that still has a majority in Parliament, where some opposition parties already support retail liberalization, residents of Norway may soon be able to shop on Sundays in more and [...]

Shoppers spend more than planned

This little group was recently spotted on Oslo's main boulevard, Karl Johans Gate, during the holiday shopping season. PHOTO: John Smith, for Views and News

Norwegians usually end up spending more money on Christmas gifts than they had planned, despite signs of caution earlier this month. A new study shows they’ll spend an average of NOK 7,000 (nearly USD 1,300) this year. Fresh statistics show that Norwegian retailers finally started seeing a Christmas shopping rush over the weekend, after a [...]