|Founder(s)||Herman Salling, 1960|
|Parent||Dansk Supermarked Gruppen|
The name "føtex" is a mix of the words Fødevarer (daily groceries) and Textil (textiles).
Herman Salling opened the first føtex in 1960 in the street "Guldsmedegade" in the city of Århus in Denmark. føtex in many ways revolutionized the way in which the Danes shopped: this was the first time the Danes saw a non-food (electronics, clothes, perfumes, books etc.) and a food department gathered under one roof.
In 1964, Herman Salling, ancestor of Ferdinand Salling, realized that to combat with other initiatives starting in those years, he needed a strong financial support. He contacted the A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group which accuired 50% of the shares and supported Sallings project financially.
A typical store
The non-food section includes electronics, cosmetics and clothing among other general things.