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Discount Drives Dansk Supermarked to #1 by 2019

Photo: LZ
LZ Retailytics forecasts Dansk Supermarked will be the largest grocery retailer in Denmark by 2019.
Topics: Dansk Supermarked Coop Danmark (DK) Reitangruppen Dagrofa

Coop Danmark Launches Organic Store and Breakfast To-Go

Danish grocery leader Coop Danmark has opened an organic supermarket called Irma Øko in Copenhagen. The retailer has also expanded its convenience food concept, 'Måltidsmarked' by adding breakfast food-to-go items.
Topics: Coop Danmark (DK)

Coop Danmark Moves Towards EDLP

The Danish grocery leader Coop Danmark has launched an on-going price reduction programme that will be partly financed by having fewer price promotions. This means that everyday low prices on more than 1,000 products will be offered in its largest stores.
Topics: Coop Danmark (DK)

Coop Danmark Tests Unmanned Store

Coop Danmark is to start testing an unmanned store concept early next year, writes Danish Magazine, Berlingske Business. The Danish grocery leader then plans to carry out a pilot in a Dagli'brugsen neighbourhood store in Sengeløse, a small town west of Copenhagen.
Topics: Coop Danmark (DK)

Coop Danmark Exports Private Labels to China

Coop Danmark has signed an agreement with Chinese e-commerce platforms Kaola/Netease to sell its Irma private labels there. Initially, the assortment will comprise coffee, chocolate, marmalade, personal care and children’s clothing under the upmarket supermarket banner’s label.
Topics: Coop Danmark (DK)

Coop Danmark Considers Umbrella Banner

Coop Danmark CEO, Peter Høgsted is considering renaming all the retailer’s banners under a common Coop umbrella, he told the Danish Newsletter Økonomisk Ugebrev. In the interview, he said that he sees the Danish grocery leader’s banners as increasingly similar but advocates local differentiation.
Topics: Coop Danmark (DK)

Coop Danmark's Flexitarian Future

Coop Danmark’s upscale supermarket chain Irma has started trialling vegan and vegetarian sections in eight of its stores. The concept called ”Det Grønne Måltid” (the green meal) will initially offer 150 SKUs.
Topics: Coop Danmark (DK)

Unsatisfied Cooperative Leaves Coop Danmark

Fensmark Brugsforening, one of Coop Danmark’s largest cooperative associations, has decided to leave the Danish grocery leader. Instead, the association is to become a wholesale customer of competitor Dagrofa from next year.
Topics: Coop Danmark (DK)

Coop Danmark Differentiates with Smartphone Scanning

Coop Danmark is to introduce its combined mobile scanning and payment app, Bip & Betal to all its Fakta discount stores in 2018. Coop Executive Vice President Jan Madsen told the Danish newspaper Finans that its discount banner is the perfect choice for the retailer’s first full-scale roll-out of the service.
Topics: Coop Danmark (DK)

Coop Danmark Invests in Catering

Coop Danmark has bought 50% of the shares in Catering Denmark, a company focusing on meal bags and catering to companies. According to the retailer, the move is motivated by the fact that the foodservice market has seen significantly higher growth than grocery stores in recent years.
Topics: Coop Danmark (DK)