the Schwarz Group, which is behind the German Lidl, Europe's largest detailselskab, and now they will be even greater.
Also in Denmark.
The writing Ejendomswatch.
According to the executive director in Denmark, Dirk Fust, they have plans to build 40 to 60 new stores over the next few years. But it's going to take some time.
at the same time promises he reveals, they will take up the fight with the Net, at the present time sits heavy in Copenhagen with over 100 shops in the Capital.
- We have our major focus on the Aarhus and Copenhagen. We only have five shops in Aarhus and 20 in Copenhagen. I think there is room for 60-80 Lidl-stores in the metropolitan area. It is a big challenge, and it costs a lot of money to develop a store in Copenhagen, so it takes time, he says to Ejendomswatch.
currently, there are 117 Lidl stores in Denmark, but this figure must in the long term, approaching 200, if all goes according to Lidls plans. Concretely, they will open 10-15 new stores each year in a number of years.
- We have good stores in Jutland and on Funen, but we are under-represented in Copenhagen. We can solve because we have become much more flexible in our stores. For example, we have the opportunity to build both great shops with apartments upstairs and small shops with only 700 square meters sales area. The kind of expansion we've had before, " says Dirk Fust to Ejendomswatch.
It will, however, not quite cheap. Only in 2019 will mean an investment of a billion dkk in Denmark
Lidl opened their first shop in Denmark in 2005.
According to the report, Global Powers of Retailing 2019 is Schwartz Group the world's fifth largest detailselskab surpassed only by the four largest companies in the UNITED states. German Aldi is number eight on the list.
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