Pisiffik

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Pisiffik A/S
Aktieselskab
Industry Retail
Founded 2001
Headquarters Nuuk, Greenland
Area served
Greenland
Key people
Per Steen Larsen (CEO)
Revenue DKK 925 million
DKK 51 million
Number of employees
623–650
Subsidiaries KK Engros
Website pisiffik.gl

Pisiffik A/S is a chain of Greenlandic stores. The company is the largest privately owned commercial company in Greenland, and is a subsidiary jointly owned by NorgesGruppen, the Norwegian grocery wholesaling group, the Danish investment company KFI, and Greenland Venture, a state-owned investment firm.

History[edit]

Pisiffik was first established in 1993 as KNI Pisiffik A/S,[1] a subsidiary of Greenland's KNI conglomerate. Based in Greenland's larger towns, it was an experiment in running the stores without a government subsidy, while KNI Pilersuisoq continued to operate the more distant and less profitable outposts. The present Pisiffik A/S was spun off as a separate company in 2001 when Danish company Dagrofa bought Pisiffik as part of a privatization of parts of KNI.[2] Dagrofa sold its shares to the current owners in 2015.[3][4] In 2016, the headquarters were moved from Sisimiut to Nuuk.[5]

Operations[edit]

Pisiffik supermarket in Sisimiut.

Pisiffik's approximately 40 stores are found in the six largest towns in Greenland: Aasiaat, Ilulissat, Maniitsoq, Nuuk, Qaqortoq, and Sisimiut.[6]

Brands[edit]

Pisiffik A/S includes the following brands:

  • Pisiffik - Supermarkets
  • SPAR - Grocery stores
  • Pisattat - Consumer electronics stores
  • Torrak Fashion - Clothing stores
  • JYSK - Furniture stores
  • Elgiganten - Consumer electronics stores
  • Nota Bene - Consumer electronics store in Nuuk
  • Akiki - Home decor stores

Pisiffik also owns wholesaler KK Engros.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randburg.com. "KNI Holding A/S". Accessed 30 Apr 2012.
  2. ^ "Dagrofa køber butikskæde i Grønland". Politiken. 20 October 2001. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Dagrofa sælger Pisiffik". KNR. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Hårdt trængte Dagrofa skærer fra i detail-satning". Børsen. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Pisiffik flytter til Nuuk". KNR. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Pisiffik runder omsætning på en milliard kroner". Sermitsiaq AG. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Ejerforhold". KK Engros. Retrieved 13 April 2017.