Bónus

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Bónus
Subsidiary
Industry Retailing
Founded April 1989; 29 years ago (1989-04)
Founder
Headquarters Reykjavik, Iceland
Number of locations
32[1] (2017)
Area served
Iceland
Products Discount store
Owner Hagar
Number of employees
1000[2] (2017)
Website bonus.is
Bónus Keflavik
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Bónus[1] (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈpoːunʏs]) is an Icelandic no-frills supermarket chain owned by Hagar. Bónus operates 32 stores in Iceland and seven in the Faroe Islands. It follows the no-frills format of limited hours, simple shelves and having a giant fridge instead of chiller cabinets.

History[edit]

Bónus was started by Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson and his father, Jóhannes Jónsson, with the first store in Skútuvogur street in Reykjavík in April, 1989. Within just a few years, the chain became the biggest supermarket chain in Iceland. In 1992, another Icelandic supermarket, Hagkaup, bought a 50% stake. In 1998 the chains merged,[3] but keeping their separate identities, to form Baugur Group. Bónus and Hagkaup are now both owned by Baugur Group's subdivision Hagar.

Note[edit]

^ Bónus is always written with an accent on the “o”.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netföng | Bónus". www.bonus.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Um Bónus | Bónus". www.bonus.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  3. ^ http://www.baugurgroup.com - Baugur Group website (In english)

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