Denmark - News & Analysis

29 January 2014
Coop Danmark, Denmark’s largest grocery retailer is increasing its focus on skilled butchers as a platform to face into the discounters. Tactic implemented in retailer's supermarkets throughout Denmark These changes have taken effect in 232 SuperBrugsen stores, Coop Danmark’s supermarket format in Denmark. Retailer is keen to differentiate itself SuperBrugsen CEO Michael Love commented ‘...
15 January 2014
Coop Danmark, Denmark’s largest grocery retailer is partnering with Post Danmark and KEBA to allow customers to collect and send post in 300 Coop Danmark stores. Primary objective is to grow loyalty Speaking of the partnership Michael Love, Coop Branch Director commented ‘We wish to offer our customers an additional service that they will only find in our stores. With the new “Pakkeboksen”, s...
15 January 2014
Denmark’s second largest grocery retailer, Dansk Supermarked Group, has entered a four year partnership with the Danish Sports Federation (DIF). Dansk Supermarked to donate €2m in 2014 As part of the deal, Dansk Supermarked will donate DKK 15m (€2m) in 2014 alone, ‘the largest that Danish elite sport has ever received’ . Donation targeted on five areas Per Bank, CEO of Dansk Supermarked...
08 January 2014
Maersk, the Danish conglomerate has advised that it is to relinquish its controlling stake in Denmark’s second largest grocery retailer, Dansk Supermarked Group. Sale may end 50 year partnership Dansk Supermarked Group was owned in a partnership formed 50 ago by A P Moller-Maersk and F Salling Gruppen. Maersk is selling its 49% stake in the retailer to its joint venture partner, Salling Compani...
13 December 2013
Netto Polska, part of Danish retailer, Dansk Supermarked Group may look to grow its store count in Poland to 1000 stores, according to a Polish grocery news website. Other discounters operate over double this number Kent Petersen, President of Netto Polska drew comparisons with other discount retailers. ‘If Biedronka can have about 2200 stores, we can surely have about 1000. I think that the...
12 December 2013
Metro Group says its transformation is showing effect, and has reported a sales increase of 0.9% for its 2013 short financial year, running from 1 January to 30 September 2013. Faced economic challenges this year Despite continued challenging conditions internationally, EBIT before special items was up 3.1% for the short year, comparing it with the first nine months of 2012. Olaf Koch, Ch...
06 November 2013
Coop Danmark, Denmark’s largest grocery retailer is collaborating with Galleria, a Chicago-based category planning solutions provider. The partnership aims to improve the customer experience, as well as undertake work to automate and optimize Coop Danmark’s merchandising strategy in over 1200 Danish stores. Galleria CEO ‘confident’ of partnership Ian Duncan-Lewis, CEO of Galleria commented “Co...
17 October 2013
Metro Group has announced that it has met its sales target for its short financial year, running from 1 January to 30 September 2013, with sales of €46.3bn. 'We are on the right track' says CEO Metro's sales for the short year* were slightly below the 9M 2012 level of €47.4bn, due to difficult trading conditions in Europe, the sale of Real in eastern Europe and negative currency effects. ...
14 October 2013
Speaking at the World Retail Congress Dansk Supermarked’s chief executive, Per Bank, said that the retailer had ‘lots more to do’ to improve its performance. Dansk has implemented a transformation strategy Bank said that the retailer had already instigated a transformation strategy in an attempt to re-energise growth and, specifically, improve the performance of its hypermarkets. To this end,...
04 September 2013
Coop Danmark's chief executive Jesper Lien has left the retailer, according to press reports. Chief financial officer to take over Jesper Lien has been at Coop Danmark for 19 years. He took over at the top in 2009, when he was head of the Superbrugsen supermarket chain. Per Toelstang, chief financial officer, will now take over until a replacement is found. Differing views on strate...