Denmark - News & Analysis

04 August 2015
Danish retailer Dansk Supermarked is trialling a new app in two of its føtex supermarkets, which allows shoppers to pre-order and pay for their bread via a new dedicated app. Developed in partnership with Danske Bank and Trifork The app has been developed in collaboration with Danske Bank and software company Trifork. Demonstrates further mobile payment advancement Earlier this year, ...
27 July 2015
Our team of analysts travel around the world, seeking out the latest in FMCG retail innovation. We have selected some of the best stores from our visits across the year so far. UK - Waitrose Food & Home, Salisbury Selected by: Priya Chandarana, Retail Analyst Waitrose's newest flagship, this store has a clear focus on the retailer's food credentials. There is a particularly nice tie...
14 July 2015
As Couche-Tard reports a strong fourth quarter, we review the outlook for the year ahead. Q4 provided solid foundation for busy work program The year ended strongly for Couche-Tard, with the retailer’s merchandise and service revenues increasing by 12.4% to $2.0bn in the fourth quarter. This was supported by the acquisition of The Pantry, which was completed in March. Same-store sales wer...
18 June 2015
Norwegian market leader NorgesGruppen has made a series of recent announcements, including a partnership with Esso and the conversion of some Ultra stores to the MENY banner. Ten year partnership with Esso Norway AS NorgesGruppen has signed a ten year agreement with Esso Norway AS, which will see Norway Servicehandel AS operate 106 Esso shops and car washes throughout the country. The d...
16 June 2015
Following recent visits to key markets in northern Europe, Senior Retail  Analyst Harriet Cohen considers four trends shaping grocery retail across the region. This article was written by Harriet Cohen,  Senior Retail Analyst in IGD's international research team. Harriet is responsible for shaping IGD's research into  Sca...
26 May 2015
Schwarz Group has reported a strong sales growth of 7% year to €79.3 bn in the financial year 2014. Lidl reports strong revenue growth Schwarz Group has reported a strong net sales growth of 7% year to €79.3 bn in the financial year 2014. Lidl’s revenue grew by 9% to €59 bn year on year, while Kaufland’s revenue accounted for €20.3 bn, up 2.8%. Lidl operated around 9,800 stores out of whi...
08 May 2015
Metro Group has introduced its new operating model, which is based on greater decentralisation and empowerment, more entrepreneurship and better, faster decision making. We attended its investor day to learn about how this will change the business structure and growth potential.  With this model Metro Cash & Carry is moving from a transactional cash & carry model to one of partnership, offerin...
05 May 2015
Danish grocery retailer Dansk Supermarked has revealed its 2014 results, reporting a 0.4% increase in revenue to DKK 57.1bn (€7.7bn). 2014 highlights: new concepts, private label, 'expansion of franchise agreements' & launch of 24-hour Netto stores According to the retailer, highlights from 2014 included: - The development of new store concepts across multiple formats including føte...
22 April 2015
Finnish grocery retailer Kesko is to partner with Starbucks, which opened its first Finnish store at Helsinki airport in 2012. First store to open in Espoo The first store is due to open in Espoo’s K-citymarket Sello later this year, with other locations in the pipeline. Kesko: ‘We aim to offer K-store customers a new kind of experience’ Commenting on the development, Jorma Rauhala, Se...
14 April 2015
Danish retailer Dagrofa has revealed its 2014 results, reporting revenue of DKK 19,628bn (€2.6bn) alongside a loss of DKK 318m (€42.6m), versus a 2013 loss of DKK 272m (€36.4m). Elsewhere, Dansk Supermarked is continuing with the renovation of its Bilka hypermarkets to the 'future Bilka' concept. CEO: ‘new retail strategy to be implemented this year’ Commenting on the performance, Pe...