Denmark - News & Analysis

30 June 2020
We round up the latest developments from Salling Group, as it introduces three brand new apps across its grocery formats. Netto: Fillop ambient grocery online subscription service Earlier this month, the leading Danish discounter introduced the Fillop app, an ambient grocery online subscription service. Source: Salling Group, Apple The new service aims to remove the need for regula...
11 June 2020
Danish discounter Netto has launched ‘Fillop’ , an ambient grocery online subscription service, following successful testing over the last nine months. How does the service work? Shoppers place their first order, which is then regularly delivered ‘every 14 days, every month or every other month’. Future orders can be amended on a regular basis, while users are free to ‘pause, change f...
02 June 2020
Danish variety discounter, Normal, which specialises in health and beauty and household product categories will open 10 pop-up stores across Denmark this summer. The stores will be located at several of the country’s most popular summer destinations. They are expected to benefit from this year’s trend for ‘staycations’, driven by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Smaller store concept wi...
06 May 2020
We share the latest news from Denmark as the country’s leading retailers report their 2019 results. Salling Group 2019 revenue: +1.5% to DKK56.7bn (USD $8.57 bn) Salling Group has recorded ‘the second-best results in the company’s history’, with revenue increasing by 1.5% to DKK56.7 bn (USD $8.57 bn). Profit ‘including income from the sale of Netto Sweden’ reached DKK2.4bn (USD $363m). E...
06 April 2020
To protect employees and consumers from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), retailers in Denmark, Sweden and Norway have added dedicated hygiene lines and plexiglass to the checkouts. Denmark: hygiene lines and new initiative for suppliers Coop and Salling Group have introduced distancing measures with “hygiene lines”. These are tape markings on the floor of the checkout lines that work to remind s...
28 February 2020
Three developments from retailers in Sweden, Finland, and Denmark as they look to build their online and digital skill and scale. Sweden: ICA’s test for unmanned stores In collaboration with innovation hub ICAx and the Värmland region, ICA Nära Silleurd is the first among the larger chains to test an unstaffed store. Having begun in December 2019, the test will end on February 29, 2020. It ...
07 January 2020
“The SPAR Natural concept breaks new ground in health and wellness by providing a holistic approach to customers seeking a healthier lifestyle.” In this article we unpick the elements of the SPAR Natural concept, which was first launched in 2017. How has the concept evolved? SPAR Gran Canaria has opened its fourth standalone SPAR Natural store, three years after introducing the new concep...
20 December 2019
Denmark-based Salling Group has committed to removing all private label products that contain caged eggs. In Sweden, Axfood develops its EMV private label range and announced plans to trial mobile pick-up stations in 2020. Meanwhile in the Netherlands, Albert Heijn launches a Christmas campaign and Jumbo takes over 17 HEMA locations. Denmark: Salling Group to remove private label SKUs containi...
15 October 2019
We round up the latest news from retailers in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands. Finland: Lidl appoints new CEO Lauri Sippo has stood down as CEO of Lidl Finland, after 20 years at the company. He has been replaced by former operations director, Nicholas Pennanen.  Pennanen commented, “On behalf of myself and our entire staff, I thank Lauri Sippo for his almost 20 ye...
17 September 2019
We look at how Netto is rolling out a new digital platform in Denmark as the country director, Brian Seemann Broe, stands down. New digital platform Netto is trialling a new digital platform, Fillop, that allows shoppers to purchase basic groceries online. Fillop is currently being beta-tested with select shoppers and is expected to go live across Denmark in Q1 2020. The platform offers ...