Denmark - News & Analysis

20 June 2018
Following recent appointments at Reitangruppen and Dagrofa, a further phase have been announced by both retailers. Reitan Convenience appoints new CEO for Sweden… Reitangruppen has appointed Mariette Kristensson as president and country manager of Reitan Convenience Sweden. Kristensson was previously CEO of Reitan Convenience in Norway , while beforehand she worked as Marketing Manager f...
13 June 2018
We highlight changes at the top of REMA 1000, Bergendahls and Dagrofa. Norway: REMA 1000 appoints Trond Bentestuen as CEO of Norwegian operation REMA 1000 has appointed Trond Bentestuen as CEO of its Norwegian operation. Bentestuen is currently Executive Vice President of Wealth Management & Insurance at DNB. Jan Frode Johansen will continue as franchise director for REMA 1000. Ole Rober...
07 June 2018
We round up the latest news from Denmark where Netto has opened its discount store of the future and Coop has shared insight on its Irma organic and lifestyle-focused store concept. Netto unveils first of five discount stores of the future… Source: Per Bank, LinkedIn Netto has launched the first of five new Netto concept stores, featuring more of a ‘Danish and Scandinavian’ look a...
10 May 2018
We report on Dagrofa and Aldi’s results, which saw mixed performance, alongside profitability challenges. Dagrofa: revenue and profit decline, impacted by KIWI discount closures Dagrofa has reported its annual results, with the Mahia Group (which includes revenue in Dagrofa and the closed KIWI discount chain) seeing revenue decline by 6.5% to DKK 17.4bn (€2.3bn) . This was alongside a repo...
26 April 2018
We share the latest news from Denmark as Dansk Supermarked reports its 2017 results, while Coop Danmark plans to close over 10% of Fakta discount stores. Dansk Supermarked 2017: +1.5% to €7.9bn Dansk Supermarked has reported that its 2017 revenue increased by 1.5% to DKK58.8 bn (€7.9bn) as its profit before tax increased by 26.6% to DKK2.2 bn (€295.2m). 2017 highlights: investment, price...
12 April 2018
We share the latest news from Denmark where Coop Danmark has released its 2017 results, with the retailer investing in convenience and technology, as it battles to maintain its market leading position. Meanwhile, former CEO of Netto International, Claus Juel-Jensen has moved to Dagrofa, although his appointment may be temporary. Coop Danmark reports flat 2017 results as operating profit double...
26 March 2018
We highlight the latest developments from Danish grocery retailers, where Dansk Supermarked’s Netto banner is looking to expand at home and abroad. Meanwhile, competitor Coop Danmark’s Irma chain has embarked on an urban transformation programme. In other news, Coop Danmark has introduced a ‘garage’, considering ‘ responsibility and the way in which the retail trade takes place ’. Netto on exp...
09 March 2018
We share some of the latest private label innovations from the Nordics as retailers invest in traceability, transparency and trust, while providing meal for tonight inpiration. Dansk Supermarked makes its private label tuna traceable Dansk Supermarked has taken its sustainability efforts to the next level by making its private label canned tuna traceable. Shoppers will be able to enter a...
01 March 2018
Reitangruppen has released its 2017 annual results reporting that total turnover declined by 0.1% to NOK 89.1bn (€9.2bn). During the period, operating profit declined by 14% to NOK 3.4bn (€353m). Part of the reason for this decline in profit is due to the fact that Reitangruppen sold its stake in Sweden's Axfood in 2016 and received a share dividend of NOK 3.4bn (€353m) that year. CEO: '2017 ...
20 February 2018
We highlight four new and innovative store concepts in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki. This includes new market entries, manufacturer-led concepts and brand new formats. Eataly launches in Stockholm… Italian-focused food concept Eataly has opened in at a former cinema in central Stockholm. The site, which is 3,000 sq. m in size consists of a food hall, restaurants, a café, bars ...