Denmark - News & Analysis

29 November 2022
Leading global convenience chain Couche-Tard, which operates as Circle K, is one of the most innovative in the channel. It continues to flex its approach in response to the current trading environment while also investing for the future. We highlight some of the programmes it has in place, many of which could be replicated by operators across different channels. Value food-to-go - it has ...
20 October 2022
Danish retailer Salling Group has responded to the economic pressures facing shoppers by opening its first store under its new discount format, BASALT, in Kastrup, Copenhagen. The retail group had spent a few intensive weeks coming up with the concept and turned around the launch of its new chain in a relatively short space of time. A focus on everyday essentials The BASALT store, on Amager...
30 September 2022
Understand how Salling group plans to help shoppers with rising costs and inflation, while Dagrofa and Aldi focus on creating and improving store concepts to compete in the market.   Salling group extends price caps on essential products Denmark based Salling Group announced it has prolonged its price cap until the end of 2022, to help during the current difficult living conditions, with ener...
19 August 2022
Reports suggest the German discounter has seen a fall in non-grocery sales across all markets, an indication of current shopper spending priorities. Lidl non-grocery sales fall across all markets Lebensmittel Zeitung reports that Lidl has seen sales for non-grocery items fall below 10% of total sales in almost all markets. The non-grocery category is one of the most profitable for Lidl and ...
07 July 2022
After a tough year Aldi Denmark will continue its turn around in Denmark. The discount retailer shared its gross turnover of DKK 4.7bn with a loss of DKK 394m, still an improvement on 2019. The continued refresh of the brand is still taking place with expansion and modernisation in its 190 stores. Organisation Changes and stock delays drove poor performance in 2021 In 2021 all administrative ...
14 June 2022
SPAR International published its 2021 annual report with a 3.3% growth on global turnover at €41.2 bn, even better against 2019 at +10.7%. Europe’s dominance continues Europe’s responsible for 80% of the global turnover of the SPAR business, reporting positive year on year growth. Western Europe took €25.6 bn in 2021 which was +1.8% year on year and +13.4% vs 2019. Other European markets in...
19 January 2022
We round up some of the latest initiatives by Circle K, including the latest technology that it has introduced to enable frictionless fuel payments in Europe. Using technology to improve the experience  Following the roll-out of Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to 284 stores in Sweden last year, Circle K is now expanding deployment in Norway and Denmark. In the latter, the reta...
28 September 2021
Retailers globally are looking for ways to elevate their fresh food offer to help them differentiate and gain shopper loyalty. These initiatives need to deliver against three needs for the retailer; they need to be scalable to large store estates, cost effective, and have the shopper at the heart of their development. Fresh food will be elevated in the ‘Store of the Future’ Fresh is a key c...
24 August 2021
After a period of comparative inactivity, loyalty programmes are coming back into focus as retailers look to collect data to support long-term growth. However, short-term demands are coming increasingly into focus as retailers look to keep the new shoppers they gained during the pandemic. In this article we look at three schemes that standout and where programmes could go in future. Loyalty sc...
24 May 2021
We look inside 7-Eleven’s x Heineken concept store in the Philippines, plus review what the retailer is doing in Singapore, Malaysia, USA and Denmark. Philippines: 7-Eleven x Heineken 7-Eleven Philippines has opened two-storey Heineken concept store in Quezon City. In addition to the typical products found at a 7-Eleven store, it features Heineken-branded posts, shelves and chillers, a walk...