Norway's largest retailer
NorgesGruppen is one of Norway’s largest companies, and a market leader in the grocery sector.
A strong consumer focus, attractive chain concepts and good business acumen are behind NorgesGruppen’s position as a market leader in the grocery sector.
More than 1,800 grocery stores throughout Norway, of which 800 are owned by NorgesGruppen itself, offer products across the full range from major international suppliers to local Norwegian suppliers. NorgesGruppen is one of Norway’s largest purchasing organisations, with major annual procurement operations for the grocery, retail convenience goods and institutional catering sectors.
Product development and innovation are important to developing the products we offer to Norwegian consumers. NorgesGruppen must be a collaborator and partner to suppliers and Norwegian agriculture. The Group’s nationwide activities are the basis for the value it creates in Norwegian society.
ASKO, which is Norway’s largest wholesaler, ensures effective distribution of products to the grocery, retail convenience goods and institutional catering sectors. Effective distribution assures the customer lower prices and a wide selection of products; and low costs and high product turnover for retailers.
NorgesGruppen is also one of Norway’s largest property developers. NorgesGruppen Eiendom develops and manages the Group’s property portfolio, and is dedicated to finding good locations for the retail chains.
Commercial retailing is important to society, contributing to local business development. The establishment of just one medium-sized grocery store will create around 30 new jobs. More than 40,000 people throughout Norway are employed by NorgesGruppen and our retailers.
For more information about NorgesGruppen, take a look at our annual report.