Denmark - News & Analysis

15 February 2018
We round up developments from the Nordics as the CEO of Dagrofa exits, Coop Sverige releases its results and S Group trials robotics and machine vision in-store. Denmark: Dagrofa CEO exits Per Thau, CEO of Dagrofa, is to exit the business. He had been in the role since 2013. Chairman of the Board, Jesper Lok, will take over until a new replacement is found. Acting CEO: ‘the time is al...
05 February 2018
We round up the latest news from Denmark as Coop Danmark lowers fixed prices on everyday goods, broadens its food to go offer and plans to open a new flagship. Meanwhile, Dansk Supermarked is introducing ‘Send & Download’ lockers and opening four new Carl’s Jr. burger bars. Elsewhere, REMA 1000 has introduced a new, exclusive range of organic baby food. Coop Danmark lowers fixed prices on ...
15 January 2018
We highlight the latest developments from the discount channel in the Nordics. This includes expansion, range innovation, store refurbishments, technology advancement and new appointments. Norway: Coop Norge operating additional 100 discount stores in 2018… Norwegian discounter Coop Norge hopes to operate an additional 100 stores this year. This will be largely driven by store conversions ...
11 December 2017
We look at recently unveiled plans on how food-to-go specialist Pret a Manger intends to expand further.  New locations: UK motorway services Last week Pret announced it had reached a deal with UK motorway services operator Roadchef to expand into new service areas. Interestingly this agreement follows an initial one site trial with rival motorway services operator Welcome Break, with a sin...
28 November 2017
We round up the latest news from Denmark as Coop Danmark and Dagrofa expand their supermarket formats. In other news, Coop Danmark has broadened its ready meal offer to include breakfast and lunch options, while Dansk Supermarked has recruited a new Head of Digital. Coop Danmark’s SuperBrugsen supermarkets to expand… Having opened SuperBrugsens’ 231st store, Mikkel Karlsson, MD announced ...
10 November 2017
We round up the latest news from Sweden as Bergandahls looks to triple its organic store count and Paradiset plans an online launch for summer 2018. Elsewhere,Coop Sverige invests in online marketplace as it looks to replicate the in-store experience. Bergendahls to triple organic store count Bergendahls is planning to open ten new Ekohallen organic stores in the future, three of which will...
07 November 2017
We round up the latest news from Denmark as Coop Danmark gets set to open the country’s first unmanned store and sends its Irma hen on tour. We also report on Bilka’s online launch in two stores, highlight store opening milestones for REMA 1000 and føtex, as well as share expansion plans for high street discount chain Normal. Coop Danmark's unmanned store to open in 2018… Coop Danmark has a...
12 September 2017
We deep dive on the latest developments from Denmark as Aldi appoints ex-Lidl Denmark CEO Finn Tang and Netto opens its first outlet store. Elsewhere, Dansk Supermarked and Dagrofa are investing in their respective supermarket formats. New CEO for Aldi brings experience from Lidl… Aldi has appointed Finn Tang as CEO of Aldi Denmark. Tang was CEO of Lidl Denmark until 2016. Commenti...
07 September 2017
We round up the latest European news from SPAR International, considering developments in Denmark and Central & Eastern Europe. SPAR Denmark: Dagrofa plans 25 new stores… Dagrofa is investing €6.7m in the expansion of 25 new SPAR stores in Denmark. By the end of 2017, Dagrofa plans to operate 142 SPAR stores. Having previously taken the decision to close its KIWI discount chain, Dagrofa is ...
09 August 2017
We round up the latest news from Denmark including Coop Danmark's plans to streamline its banners and its new online speciality snacking shop, as well as MENY's discount price match. Coop Danmark CEO: rebranding formats as part of 2018-2020 strategic plan... Coop Danmark, which currently operates a number of grocery formats, may look to streamline its banners under the Coop brand as part of...