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With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic linked to a marked shift towards online grocery, Sweden’s Axfood has made a series of timely investments in this fast-growing channel.

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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...
Three developments from retailers in Sweden, Finland, and Denmark as they look to build their online and digital skill and scale. Sweden: ICA’s test for unmanned stores In collaboration with innovation hub ICAx and the Värmland region, ICA Nära Silleurd is the first among the larger chains to test an unstaffed store. Having begun in December 2019, the test will end on February 29, 2020. It ...
Coop Sweden is using technology to help drive its sustainability initiatives and customer service. Global sustainability mission Coop is launching tech accelerator, Bloomer, to target technology startups who have developed solutions for changing the food system. The solutions should be economical and environmental. Helping the planet… Bloomer has the power to improve or replace curren...

Presentations

22/06/2020
We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the Western European food retail market in 2020 and beyond.
22/06/2020
Swedish market leader ICA has accelerated the rollout of its ICA Pronto rapid delivery app to support older or more vulnerable people amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
24/04/2020
Einride, a Swedish self-driving transport company, is partnering with Lidl Sweden to help with its transition to electric and self-driving transportation.
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