Denmark - News & Analysis

15 March 2016
We round up the latest news from Denmark, including Dagrofa's large discount concept and Coop Danmark's new app, where shoppers can order and pay for meals, before collecting in its stores. KIWI rolls out large discount concept Dagrofa’s discount banner KIWI is to roll out large format discount stores named KIWI+ , with a new concept store launching this weekend in Frederikshavn, north...
08 March 2016
Reitangruppen has revealed its 2015 results, reporting that turnover increased by 4.8% to NOK 85.6bn (€9.16bn), while operating profit increased by 18.0% to NOK 3.4bn (€366.5m). Efficiency and investment are the winning formula The retailer attributed its performance to running an efficient operation; while over the last ten years Reitangruppen has ‘invested significantly in shops, sta...
12 February 2016
Dansk Supermarked is to open another branch of American burger chain, Carl’s Jr., in a hypermarket located close to Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city. The latest opening will be the fifth Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Denmark, with the four other stores located in the retailer’s grocery stores elsewhere in the country. Franchise agreements with Carls Jr. and Starbucks Dansk Supermarked h...
11 February 2016
As retailers across Western Europe report their latest results covering Q4 and Christmas trading, we take an in-depth look at their performance and five themes that have emerged from those who have performed strongly during the timeframes. 1. Focusing on winning formats and markets With the majority of retailers in the region having multi-format operations, we have seen a move towards c...
11 February 2016
Metro Group sales in Q1 2015/2016 declined by 1.3% to €17.1 bn due to the exchange rate developments – particularly relating to the Russian rouble. At local currency the sales grew by 0.1%. Metro Group achieved a slight increase in like-for-like sales of 0.1%. Like-for-like sales was up 0.2% at Metro Cash & Carry, making this 10th consecutive quarter with a positive sales trend. Like-for-...
02 February 2016
Discount chain, REMA 1000 is set to increase its pace of store openings, as it looks to open 130 stores in the coming years, according to local reports. REMA 1000: room for 'at least 400' shops Henrik Burkal, head of REMA 1000 in Denmark said, ‘We have raised the bar for the number of REMA 1000 shops there is room for in Denmark. We said 300 before, now we’re saying at least 400…The g...
01 February 2016
Couche-Tard has completed on its previously announced acquisition of one of Ireland’s leading fuel and convenience store retailers, Topaz. New leadership in place to drive integration with Couche-Tard Couche-Tard and Topaz announced their proposed deal last December, and with no major regulatory issues to overcome, it has been completed relatively quickly. The business will be led by Niall...
04 January 2016
Danish market leader Coop Danmark is looking to capitalise on the popularity of convenience food by launching a new range of convenient meal solutions; while Dansk Supermarked hopes to benefit from people's New Year resolutions, with the introduction of a collectable promotion to encourage people to lead a healthier lifestyle. Coop Danmark's new range will be in 400 stores by early March C...
21 December 2015
In the latest people moves in the Danish grocery market, Coop Danmark has appointed Stina Glavind to take over its Fakta discount chain, while Allan Kristoffersen has left the retailer to take up a position as chain director of Spar, Min Købmand and LetKøb. Stina Glavind to head up Fakta Stina Glavind has been appointed as the director of Coop Danmark’s Fakta discount chain, following...
14 December 2015
Danish retailer Dansk Supermarked has announced a trial of 24-hour shopping at the first of its Bilka hypermarkets, as well as extending the service to two more of its Netto discount stores. Bilka store in Copenhagen launches 24-hour shopping Commenting on the development, Bilka director Mark Nielsen said, ‘We would like to accommodate customers who need to shop at odd times of the day ...