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Icakuriren (meaning the ICA Courier in English) is a weekly Swedish family magazine based in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. It is one of the most read weeklies in the country.[1]

History and profileEdit

Icakuriren was started in 1942 by ICA private retail company as an alternative family magazine.[2][3] During the initial phase it was distributed free of charge in the ICA shops.[3][4]

It was owned by Forma Publishing Group, a subsidiary of ICA Gruppen, until October 2014 when Forma Publishing Group was acquired by Egmont Group.[5] The magazine is published on a weekly basis.[6][7] The magazine is mostly read by women.[6] Common topics covered include food, travel guides, and buying advice.[2] The magazine has its headquarters in Solna.[6]

In the 1950s the circulation of Icakuriren was 700,000 copies.[3] The magazine had a circulation of 184,900 copies in 2007.[8] Next year the circulation dropped to 170,200.[9] The magazine sold 98,000 copies in 2014[10] and 92,800 copies in 2015.[6]


  1. ^ Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail (2004). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-7619-4131-6. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Icakuriren". Sveriges Tidskrifter (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Karl Erik Gustafsson; Per Rydén (2010). A History of the Press in Sweden (PDF). Gothenburg: Nordicom. ISBN 978-91-86523-08-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  4. ^ Mart Ots (2010). Understanding value formation. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School. ISBN 978-91-86345-11-2. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Egmont Publishing acquires Forma Publishing Group". FIPP. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "The weekly magazine for all of Sweden" (PDF). Egmont Group. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  7. ^ The Europa World Year: Kazakhstan - Zimbabwe. Taylor & Francis Group. 2004. p. 4022. ISBN 978-1-85743-255-8. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  8. ^ Eva Harrie (2009). The Nordic Media Market (PDF). Göteborg: Nordicom. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  9. ^ Martin Schori (19 February 2009). "TS 2008: Affärsvärlden tappar halva upplagan". Dagens Media (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Filters upplaga rasar". Resume (in Swedish). 20 February 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2016.

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