|Founded||1967 (as Intercop GmbH), 1971 (current name)|
- 1 History
- 2 Operations
- 3 External links
- 4 References
The Intercop GmbH was founded in Zurich, Switzerland on October 16, 1967 by initiative of Gunnar Nygren, representing the Swedish radio and tv-retailer association Samex and representatives of five other national retail organizations. The company was renamed Expert International GmbH in 1971. Retailers from other countries began to join the group which led to the Expert trademark being internationally registered.
On the 18th of September 2012 Expert International's Swedish subsidiary, Expert AB, filed for bankruptcy.
In Denmark Expert is the largest retailer in its segment through the subsidiary Elbodan. The company operates 445 stores, including Elbodan, Punk1, Expert and 2tal. 
In Sweden Expert operates 0 stores but used to operate 222 stores throughout the country before the bankruptcy on the 18th of September 2012. However Expert still operates a warehouse serving stores in neighbouring countries.
In the Faroe Islands Expert operates only 1 store.
In Finland Expert operates 27 stores (Aug. 2010) throughout the country, after it bought 51% of Konepiste in 2007. 
In Greece Expert operates 10 stores.
In the Czech Republic Expert operates 52 stores.
In Iceland Expert operates only 1 store.
In Portugal, Expert is part of CODELPOR, a company part of the SUSIARTE GROUP. It operates 41 stores and it is expanding.