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There’s something for everyone to be inspired by in the Nordics – from unstaffed convenience stores to outperforming hypermarkets, foodservice innovation to the sustainable discount store of the future.

This guide to Norway explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the market over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of country’s leading retailers.

We look at five key trends set to shape the Western Europe in 2020. Retailers are continuing to invest in private labels, health, wellness and lifestyle choices. At the same time, retailers are focusing on evolving existing strategies and creating innovative store formats. 

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In our recent Western European outlook 2021 article, we highlighted ‘Stepping up on sustainability’ as one of five trends that we expect to shape grocery retail in 2021. This is especially the case in the Nordics, where sustainability remains at the heart of retailer strategies despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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...
Norway-based NorgesGruppen has announced its H1 2019 results, posting a 2.5% increase in sales to €4.37bn (US$4.83bn). Operating profit was €182m (US$201m) for the period, compared with €160m (US$177m) in H1 2018. Good results… The retailer said the sales increase reflects the “good customer growth in [its] grocery chains” . CEO Runar Hollevik commented, “We get good results from the i...
Norway-based NorgesGruppen has released its 2018 results. The retailer reported that operating revenue increased by 2.1% to NOK 87.8bn (€9.0bn), while profit before tax increased by 20% to NOK 2.4bn (€247m). Operating margin remained stable at 3.6%. Growth driven by KIWI Performance continued to be driven by the KIWI discount format, with existing store revenue increasing by 4.1%. 2018...

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