Denmark - News & Analysis

18 December 2014
Metro has partnered with German multichannel retailer Emmas Enkel as part of its broader strategy to expand its multichannel reach. It has also partnered with Shequ001.com, in order to grow its market share in China. Emmas Enkel –multichannel start-up Metro has purchased a 15% stake in Emmas Enkel, a German start-up business, which was created by two young entrepreneurs in 2011. The store con...
17 December 2014
Norwegian retailer, Reitangruppen, has partnered with logistics company, DHL Express to allow shoppers to collect parcels at 7-Eleven, Shell / 7-Eleven and Narvesan convenience stores. Tests to start this month The new service will be tested in selected stores this month and introduced further in January, with the aim of being available at around 100 stores. Reitangruppen: ‘We expand t...
20 November 2014
Earlier this week, IGD held its 4th Online & Digital Summit. Here we have captured some of the key take-outs: 1. Multichannel According to BT’s Josh Pert, multichannel will increasingly be ‘business as usual’ and he suggested that in the future we won’t use this term. After all, in a multichannel world, the customer must be at the heart of the business and they don’t talk about ‘multichanne...
13 November 2014
Danish grocery retailer, Coop Danmark, is unveiling its latest discount concept over a series of store openings this week; in addition to launching a pop-up store at Copenhagen’s Tivoli. New concept has opened in Copenhagen The new discount concept has been revealed in the capital, Copenhagen, with stores in Esbjerg, Frederica and Stenlille following suit. €40.3m to be invested in concept c...
06 November 2014
IGD's Priya Chandarana explores Netto's differentiated discount offer following a trip to Leeds to see the first store developed in this joint venture between Sainsbury's and Dansk Supermarked.  Focus on fresh at front of store After recently visiting Netto in its domestic Danish market, it is clear that the discounter has brought its Danish merchandising principles to the UK, locating...
30 October 2014
As convenience continues to gain popularity in Western Europe we explore five key strategies driving growth and helping retailers create a point of difference. Focusing on Fresh Fresh remains a key area of focus for convenience retailers as customers continue to favour shopping little and often. Convenience operators are stepping up to this challenge, increasing their range and looking fo...
24 October 2014
Danish discounter, Netto, part of Dansk Supermarked, is to open its first store in Leeds on 6th November, the retailer has announced on Twitter. First store opening is part of joint venture with Sainsbury’s The opening will be the first store to launch following an announcement in June that Sainsbury’s would be setting up a new joint venture with Dansk Supermarked to reintroduce the Nett...
23 October 2014
Aldi may have a consistent model, but it is changing much about its product offer and how it communicates with customers. Here we look at what the retailer is doing in-store at both Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd. 1. New generation stores Enhancing stores is a priority for Aldi in markets such as the Netherlands and the UK. Earlier this year, Aldi Nord expanded its Dutch portfolio with the roll ou...
15 October 2014
Metro Cash & Carry is to exit Denmark, selling part of its portfolio to Euro Cater, while management at Metro’s Real sees a shakeup. Denmark ‘saturated market’, confirms exit In early October, Metro disclosed that it was considering exiting Denmark due to saturated market conditions. As a result, it has signed an agreement to sell two of its cash & carry stores to Euro Cater, a foodservic...
02 October 2014
In hot anticipation of Netto’s return to UK soil, we secured an exclusive interview with Claus Juel-Jensen, MD of Netto to understand what makes the discounter a success and what UK shoppers should expect.  Q: What do you think makes Netto a success in Denmark? We are constantly developing the concept, responding to how consumer behaviour has evolved over time. We used to be a very classic...