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The future of retail

10. April 2014

In January 2013, the Competition and Consumer Authority launched this analysis of the future of retail. The analysis arose from the competition-policy proposal from October 2012. The purpose of the analysis is i.a. to examine whether the current framework sufficiently supports retail players being able to act in ways which increase competition and productivity in the sector.

From 1995 to 2010, annual productivity growth in Danish retail was almost 0.5 per cent. This is just over 1.5 percentage points below the average for the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany. In particular, productivity development in Danish grocery retail drives this number down. The limited growth in the 1995-2010 period follows a period from 1970 to 1995 when productivity development in Danish retail was higher than in the comparator countries.

Summary and main conclusions are available for download.
Full publication available in Danish