Denmark - News & Analysis

09 November 2016
We round up the latest developments from Dansk Supermarked, including the retailer's extended private label range and new partnership with wine app, Vivino. Private label extends in organic and free-from Dansk Supermarked is extending its Levevis private label range to meet changing consumer trends. As part of the expansion, the retailer will expand the range from 220 to 360 products, f...
02 November 2016
We round up the latest developments from Denmark including Coop Danmark's trial of franchising, Dansk Supermarked's new loyalty scheme and the popularity of REMA 1000's new shop and delivery service. Coop Danmark: Irma trials franchising Coop Danmark is launching its first franchised Irma store. Commenting on the development, chain director Søren Steffensen said, 'We want to break new g...
27 October 2016
Waitrose is trialling a new meal-for-tonight kit in order to meet more shopper needs as in-store missions and the need for convenience continue to evolve. Dinner for Tonight to test demand for 'ultra' convenience The new concept has been named 'Dinner for Tonight' and provides a recipe and ingredients for a meal for two. To ensure the concept is relevant and exciting, Waitrose has inc...
13 October 2016
WH Smith's financial results for the year ending 31 August 2016 show a positive overall performance, driven by the retailer's travel business. Total group sales up 3% Total sales at WH Smith rose 3% year-on-year to £1.212bn, with like-for-like sales for the group up 1%. The retailer's travel business has driven this performance, with total sales up 10% and like-for-like sales up 4%. By cont...
06 October 2016
We round up the latest news from Denmark and Finland where Reitangruppen is re-branding  forecourts, Coop Danmark is promoting organic and S Group is enjoying growth in the sale of organic products. . Reitangruppen re-brands Uno-X forecourts Reitangruppen is to re-brand 87 of its 262 Uno-X petrol forecourt stores as Bonus. This will allow Reitangruppen to ‘create an environment where p...
27 September 2016
We round up developments in central & eastern Europe, including the launch of a new store in Zagreb that aims to raise awareness of food waste; while discounter Penny has begun selling non-standard shapes and sizes of fresh produce in-store at a discount in the Czech Republic. Surplus store offers discounts of 50-90% The new store in Zagreb offers shoppers factory surpluses at a discount of...
26 September 2016
As the collaborative economy develops, leading Scandinavian discounter REMA 1000 has developed VIGO, a new convenient shopping and delivery solution in Denmark. Key features Choose from over 1,000 products No minimum spend for delivery Receive deliveries between 08:00 and 21:00 daily Embedded functionality through the existing REMA 1000 app Online, REMA 1000 emphasises how...
08 September 2016
Lidl is going to increase the competition in the value fashion retail market, while engaging with young shoppers via an augmented app. Pop-up fashion store Lidl in Germany has opened its first pop-up fashion store at a premium high street in Hamburg surrounded by designer shops like Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, Prada and Gucci. For the period of 10 days Lidl will be offering its new fashion...
22 August 2016
As CST Brands becomes Couche-Tard’s latest acquisition, we look at how deal making has become one the retailer’s key strategies. CST Brands provides unique scale opportunity Couche-Tard has signed a merger agreement to acquire CST Brands for $4.4bn. CST operates over 2,000 convenience stores Texas, Georgia, New York state and Eastern Canada, a major transport fuel distribution company,...
16 August 2016
Lidl is building a new data hub which enables the discounter to analyse robust data. It is investing in the software as well as human resources. Better assortment optimization Lidl will upgrade its warehouse data and install new IT tools with the aim to create better market and shopper insight, gain competitive advantage and have support by taking strategic decisions. According to Lebe...