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We round up some of initiatives SPAR International’s partners have rolled out to limit the impact of COVID-19 on shoppers, staff and their operations.

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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...
We round up the latest news from retailers in Sweden, Finland and Norway as they grow their store presence, launch a digital baby influencer, celebrate their private label brand and trial new sustainable measures. Sweden: Lidl opens 12 th store in Gothenburg… The new 800 sq. m store is expected to open in Q2 2020. It will be located in a new residential area in the Kviberg area, which is c...
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...

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22/01/2020
This guide to Norway explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
14/01/2020
Food discounters are now catching up with other major retailers in terms of sustainable developments and are sometimes leading the way. This report gives an overview on how Europe and North America based discounters are preparing and contributing to a more sustainable future.
13/01/2020
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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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.

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