French retail giant targets Norway

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30 October 2003
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The world’s second largest retail chain, France’s Carrefour, is entering the Norwegian retail sector.

The Group, which has an annual turnover of approximately DKK 500 billion, has signed a franchise agreement with Norway’s largest retailer, NorgesGruppen. whose 1,900 stores account for 34 per cent of the Norwegian market.

Under the agreement, a number of NorgesGruppen’s outlets will sell Carrefour products. The shops will be marketed under the name “Champion,” the name of one of Carrefour’s chains.

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.

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Carina Østergaard Corporate Communication Manager Press contact for Arla Foods International +45 91 31 16 01 +45 89 38 10 00