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Industry Retail
Genre Supermarket
Successor SuperBrugsen
Founded 1896 (FDB)
Defunct 1995
Area served
Parent FDB & Coop Danmark A/S
Limited liability coöperative (AmbA)
Industry Retail
Genre Supermarket
Founded 1963 (Brugsen Nanortalik)
1991 (KNB)
Headquarters Nuuk, Greenland
Area served
Key people
Susanne Christensen (Director)
Revenue DKK 120,469,000
DKK 21,825,000
DKK 11,548,000
Total assets DKK 386,755,000
Number of employees
Footnotes / references

Brugsen is the Danish contraction of Brugsforeningen. There are two separate supermarket chains known as Brugsen, one defunct in Denmark and another still active in Greenland.

Brugsen (FDB)[edit]

Brugsen was the original, nondescript brand name of FDB's retail outlets in Denmark. After opening a series of branded stores starting in 1961 and deciding to focus on its retail operations in the 1980s, FDB began shuttering factories and spun off its larger Brugsen stores as SuperBrugsen in 1991 and its smaller ones as Dagli'Brugsen the next year. In 1995, the smallest convenience stores were organized as LokalBrugsen.[3]

After a failed attempt to merge their operations with Norway's NKL and Sweden's KF as Coop Norden in 2002, FDB regained sole ownership of the group's Danish operations, Coop Danmark A/S, in 2008.[3] Coop Denmark continues to operate the SuperBrugsen, Dagli'Brugsen, and LokalBrugsen chains as separate divisions of its operations.

Brugsen (KNB)[edit]

Brugsen or Brugseni is also the common name for the Greenlandic supermarket chain KNB (Kalaallisut: Kalaallit Nunaanni Brugseni AmbA), which was founded in 1991 as a union of separate cooperatives dating back to 1963.[2] The earlier cooperatives, but not the present company, were organized under the FDB aegis. It is one of the island's three major retailers along with Dagrofa's Pisiffik and the state-owned Pilersuisoq and claims 30,000 members,[4] more than half of the Greenland population. It operates thirteen stores[5] in seven major towns: Nuuk, Sisimiut, Qaqortoq, Maniitsoq, Paamiut, Narsaq, and Nanortalik.[1]

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  1. ^ a b KNB. "2011 Årsrapport[permanent dead link]" ["2011 Report"]. Accessed 1 May 2012. (Danish)
  2. ^ a b KNB. "Historie[permanent dead link]" ["History"]. Accessed 1 May 2012. (Danish)
  3. ^ a b Coop Denmark. "Vores historie" ["Our History"]. Accessed 1 May 2012.
  4. ^ KNB. "Om os Archived June 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine." ["About us"]. Accessed 1 May 2012. (Danish)
  5. ^ KNB. "Virksomhed" ["Company"]. Accessed 1 May 2012. (Danish)