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17 December 2013
The Norwegian Competition Authority has announced that its review of the agreement between Norgesgruppen and ICA Norway on joint sourcing and distribution is to be extended until the end of February 2014. Initial cooperation between Norgesgruppen and ICA took effect in April On April 1st this year, the agreement between ICA Norway and Norgesgruppen’s wholesale company, Asko, took effect. This ...
16 December 2013
If the Norwegian Competition Authority approves cooperation between Norgesgruppen and ICA Norway, Coop Norge, Norway’s third largest retailer will partner with Rema 1000, the discount format of Reitangruppen. Initial cooperation between Norgesgruppen and ICA took effect in April On April 1st this year, the agreement between ICA Norway and Norgesgruppen’s wholesale company, Asko, took effect....
13 December 2013
ICA, Sweden’s largest retailer has announced its strategic priorities for 2014. Growth to come from Sweden and the Baltics, while Norway faces continued headwinds CEO, Per Stromberg commented 'Growth will continue in Sweden and the Baltic countries … When it comes to our Norway, operations remain challenging ' . 10 strategic priorities for 2014 ‘to enable continued growth and improved p...
11 December 2013
Mercator, Slovenia’s largest retailer has published its plan for 2014 in which it has reduced its sales revenue forecast by 3.5% versus its estimate for 2013. The retailer is currently subject to a potential takeover by Croatia-based Agrokor, which owns the Konzum grocery chain alongside other food-oriented businesses. Internal restructuring and wider economy are key factors Mercator advised t...
09 December 2013
North-west regional premium supermarket, Booths has announced a range of new rewards to boost the benefits of its Booths Card loyalty scheme launched in June this year.  The scheme was launched initially as as e-receipts platform and has enjoyed significant take-up amongst customers of its 29 stores. My Rewards The key new feature for the Booths Card is an ongoing scheme of rewards, which pr...
05 December 2013
Coop Norge, Norway’s third largest grocery retailer, is collaborating with Pricer to launch electronic shelf edge labels in 150 stores, in a deal estimated to be worth NOK 37.6m (EUR 4.5m). Development follows other retailers  The grocery retailer is following in the footsteps of other retailers including Tesco, which has started trialing electronic shelf labelling in the UK, having used the ...
29 November 2013
Kesko, Finland’s second largest grocery retailer has launced an online shopping service in Helsinki and Vantaa. Launch follows successful trials K-Market Ruoholahti in Helsinki has trialled online grocery retailing, while other Kesko stores have offered collection and delivery services. In April 2013, Kespro launched a home delivery service in Helsinki, operating 250 deliveries daily. Cus...
29 November 2013
Spain-based El Corte Ingles, through its hypermarket banner Hipercor, has announced that it will offer discounts to large families (those with three or more children), following an agreement with the Spanish Federation of Large Families (FEFN). Discounts to focus on selected ranges El Corte Ingles said that it will offer discounts of between 20% and 25% on 16 items each month, on products r...
24 July 2013
Egypt-based Spinneys has announced that it is going to start operating a loyalty card in conjunction with Lebanon-based businesses. Tie up to reward shoppers Spinneys said that the first shoppers to enjoy the new benefits will be employees of Banque Libano-Française and LibanPost and enable them to collect 15 points for every LBP15,000 – about US$10 – rather than 10 points for the standard ca...