The fight about Sunday opening hours in Norway is taking comic proportions. Customers are jumping over barrier tapes in temporary limited stores as Rema 1000 is making a statement, claiming its… Read more »
When Geir Inge Stokke took over the lead in Coop Norway, he had too much staff – including a management team of 24 people. Now 650 people has left the company due to overlapping work… Read more »
Rema 1000 in Norway reports 120 stores in NorgesGruppen, Coop and Bunnpris for violating the law on holidays and holiday peace. The chain claims nearly a third of Norgesgruppen’s stores are open on… Read more »
Geir Inge Stoke becomes Coop Norway’s permanent solution. Board of Coop Norge Handel and Coop Norge SA has appointed him as Group CEO of Coop Norway. ”Both from the thorough search and… Read more »
Norway’s smallest, but fast growing, food chain, Bunnpris, is now considering breaking its cooperation with Rema. ”We have not entered into marriage with someone,” CEO Christian Lykke said.
Now, the first customers will definitely notice that Coop bought Ica’s grocery business in Norway. ”We are shaping the “new” Coop. The competition is very tough, but our discount chains will be cheaper,”… Read more »
Rema 1000 was rejected by Coop after Ica-deal. Now, the chain will still take over 20 Ica-stores by getting their hands on the leasing contracts.
The divestment of Ica Norway to Coop Norway is officially completed. Of the 2.8 billion price tag – Ica makes a 1.2 billion SEK profit.
Tomorrow, Bunnpris will grow with 43 new stores. Then the first part of Ica’s conversion will take place. Coop Norway had to divest 93 of the 550 stores acquired from… Read more »
For nearly 40 years Rimi has been a key player in the Norwegian grocery. Now, Coop has decided to bury the store signs. ”We have great respect for the position… Read more »
The Norwegian Competition Authority today announced their approval of Coop Norway’s acquisition of ICA Norway, but the acquisition may not be completed until Coop Norway has sold on 93 of… Read more »
Norway’s second largest grocery chain, Rema 1000, changes stand in the hot Norwegian debate over every day open stores. CEO Ole Robert Reitan now says yes to Sunday open stores over 100… Read more »
Coop won’t close or sell any current stores if the Norwegian Competition Authority says yes to the acquisition of Ica. According to Coop Nordland director Lars Arve Jakobsen only Ica-stores… Read more »
Ica will leave Norway whatever happens with the Coop deal. A no from Konkurransetilsynen also means Ica will stop all cash flow to Norway which can lead to bankruptcy. That is the latest… Read more »
Double signals from Coop Norway makes the independent district cooperatives uncertain. New financial instruments from central level might force them to merge with other districts – or leave Coop for… Read more »
Ola H Strand quit his job as CEO of Coop Norway after a dispute with his board. But he was compensated. According to a statement from Coop yesterday he received… Read more »
A board resolution of the Norwegian Ski Federation states that cross country ski star Petter Northug can not compete in the Coop suit in national competitions coming season. The… Read more »