Denmark - News & Analysis

14 December 2015
With Ireland’s Topaz becoming its latest acquisition, we review how Canada’s Couche-Tard has evolved into a leading global convenience operator. Emerging from the shadows with a global convenience brand Outside of Canada, Couche-Tard as a brand name will be relatively unfamiliar. However, the mention of Circle K, its leading banner in the US, creates a much higher level of awareness, and w...
17 November 2015
Norway’s Reitangruppen has revealed it is launching a new premium convenience dining concept, Northland, with an emphasis on traditional Norwegian bakery products next week. Airports and railways a key focus The retailer will use the format to target travelling consumers at airports and railway stations, with the first store opening in a Stavanger train station next week, while another ...
16 November 2015
Following the success of Aldi Süd, Aldi Nord in Germany is going to list more branded products. The latest developments suggest that the discounter is going through enormous change in its strategy. Discounters are becoming more shopper centric, a trend which we foresee in our Discount 2020 report. Discount shoppers ask for more brands 45% of Aldi shoppers would visit an Aldi store mo...
22 October 2015
Lidl has announced top-level executive changes in Austria and Poland, while Schwarz group CEO Klaus Gehrig opens up about the business in an exclusive interview with Dutch magazine, MT setting out the aim of generating sales of €100bn in the next five years. As part of the retailer's aim to reach the target, its recently announced expansion in France and the launch, in Germany, of its onlin...
16 October 2015
Danish market leader Coop Danmark is introducing an extended range of organic products, while Dansk Supermarked has launched a new initiative to support families. Coop Danmark: new range with 150 items, doubling organic discount offer In Denmark, where organic has risen up the agenda, Coop Danmark is rebranding and extending its current organic range to include 150 items, 34 of which are...
02 October 2015
Denmark’s Dagrofa is to sell its operations in Greenland and ramp up expansion plans in its home market. Greenland: NorgesGruppen and KFI to acquire operations Dagrofa’s operations in Greenland, which encompass around 35 Pisiffik supermarkets, are to be acquired by to Norwegian market leader, NorgesGruppen and KFI, which are already the largest owners of Dagrofa. Denmark: store openi...
07 September 2015
In the latest phase of developments in Danish online grocery retailing, Coop Danmark and Dansk Supermarked have revealed plans to grow their online offer. Coop Danmark is launching a country-wide online delivery service, while Dansk Supermarked has acquired iPosen.dk. Coop Danmark reveals country-wide service Market leader Coop Danmark, which provides an online grocery service via  Irma...
27 August 2015
In Denmark, where the discount channel represents around 40% of the grocery market, we review some of the latest discounter news, including results from Reitangruppen’s REMA 1000 and KIWI’s new collaboration with a dietician. REMA 1000: 9.2% growth in Denmark In an article published by Finans.dk, Henrik Burkal, CEO of REMA 1000 in Denmark revealed that the discounter saw growth of 9.2% i...
21 August 2015
Danish market leader Coop Danmark has revealed the launch of a new neighbourhood format, Lille Irma. Fifteen to twenty stores to open in Copenhagen The retailer plans to open fifteen to twenty of these stores over the next two years in Copenhagen, with the first store opening on Østerbrogade tomorrow. Customers at the heart of store design and shopping experience The new stores will...
05 August 2015
In the second of our series showcasing some of our favourite new concepts that we’ve visited across Europe, we highlight MAD Cooperativet in Copenhagen. Market leader Coop Danmark opened this flagship store in Copenhagen's Central Station in March 2015 ‘to inspire Danes to achieve greater enjoyment of food’ . There are two adjacent MAD Cooperativet stores; a supermarket and convenience store ...