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 »
Runar Hollevik becomes the most powerful director in Norwegian retail. He will succeed Tommy Korneliussen as CEO of Norgesgruppen who quits this year – and therefore decide over about half… Read more »
Danish KIWI is now rolling out the extra large discount stores. The offensive kicks off with the launch of the name KIWI + and with the opening of the fifth bigger store,… Read more »
Norgesgruppen’s grip of the Norwegian grocery market is firmer than ever. The market share at the end of 2015 was 41.2 percent – all chains increased. And for 2016 the… Read more »
In October next year launches the Norwegian Consumer Council a grocery portal, which will provide food customers with the ability to find the best rates and evaluate the products in… Read more »
Dagrofa adjusts its strategy and focus exclusively on the retail future. “We could easily continue with the strategy we have today. But we want to accelerate our growth in the… Read more »
The Norwegian Rimi-chain’s conversion to Kiwi or Coop Extra-stores has boosted the sales. Managers of some of the top Rimi-stores says turnover has increased by 30 percent.
Norgesgruppen increase its markets shares, first half of 2015 reports a revenue increase of 5.7 percent and a stores sales increase of 4.1 percent. The larger part of the increase… 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.
Norgesgruppen has signed a 10-year alliance agreement with Esso Norway AS and buy all shares in the subsidiary Tiger AS with 105 petrol stations. The agreement means that NorgesGruppen Servicehandel… Read more »
Norgesgruppen consolidates their chain brands. Now, the awarded premium concept Ultra will be converted to Meny.
Norgesgruppen targets the shopping centre market by moving properties to a joint venture, Scala Retail Property now has nine malls and more to come. The latest acquisitions are Tangen Sentrum Nærsenter at… Read more »
Dagrofa opens 40 Meny stores in the Copenhagen area this weekend Fully developed, the new chain entry will include 119 stores across Denmark. ”Meny offers something completely new in Denmark,” says chain director Jørgen… Read more »
The 66-year old President of Norgesgruppen, Tommy Korneliussen, gets a severance pay of two annual salaries not to be retired in 2015. ”I could have stopped when I was 62, but… 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.
Danish grocery giant Dagrofa, now under Norgesgruppen’s control had an expensive year. While earnings before taxes are still on the positive side, the Group result landed at a negative 318 million… Read more »
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 »
Contactless payments are often used on low amounts – might be an expensive service for Norwegian grocery stores. ”We consider to move the cost of actual payment to customers,” says communication officer… Read more »
Maxi Storsenter in Drammen closed at the end of 2013. Today it opened revitalized as Strømsø Center. Inside is Norway’s largest Kiwi XL.
The Norwegian grocery giants Rema 1000 and Norgesgruppen recieve sharp criticism in an NRK documentary tonight, Tuesday. Grocery chains are singled out for not working for the customers best by only letting the… Read more »
Rather Norgesgruppen than Bunnpris. So says the leader of the Norwegian ICA-retailers’ franchise association, Jan Andersen. “I feel that some are skeptical as Bunnpris is not a typical discount concept –… 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 Norway says they will sell off 103 out of 533 Ica-stores to get approved by the Competition Authority. ”We believe that this is sufficient to ensure continued strong competition… Read more »
Grocery giants Norgesgruppen and Rema 1000 continued to increase their market share in 2014. Norgesgruppen, with supermarket chains Meny and Kiwi grew to a market share of 40.3 percent last… Read more »