Brugsen is a shorthand for the Danish word 'Brugsforeningen', which means consumers' cooperative
Consumers' cooperative
Consumer cooperatives are enterprises owned by consumers and managed democratically which aim at fulfilling the needs and aspirations of their members. They operate within the market system, independently of the state, as a form of mutual aid, oriented toward service rather than pecuniary profit...

. It is also the name of a Danish supermarket chain which was born as a consumers' cooperative.

Brugsen is a former common brand, of a wide range of supermarkets of different sizes. Separate brands (SuperBrugsen (estbl. 1991), Dagli'Brugsen (estbl. 1992) and Local Brugsen (etbl. 1995).) were developed with their own profile and target demographics.

Brugsen was operated by The Danish Consumers Co-operative Society (FDB), before being folded into Coop Norden
Coop Norden
Coop Norden is a joint Scandinavian holding company, formerly a retail chain. It is owned by three major cooperative retail companies; Danish FDB , Swedish KF , and Norwegian Coop NKL . As a retailer Coop Norden operated around 1,000 stores and had a yearly turnover of approximately SEK 90 billion...

 as part of Coop Denmark. Coop Denmark is owned by Coop Norden.

Brugsen operates over 300 stores across Denmark. Making it one of Denmark Largest supermarket chains.

See also

  • Coop Denmark
  • List of supermarkets
  • Fakta
    Fakta is a Danish chain of discount stores. It is owned by FDB and was founded in 1981 as Dansk Discount A/S. Fakta has been the fastest growing discount chain in Denmark. In 2006 fakta earned 8.1 billion Danish Kroner...

  • Irma (supermarket)
    Irma (supermarket)
    Irma A/S is a Danish supermarket chain, part of the Coop Danmark group. It was founded in 1886 by Carl Schepler, as a small grocery store selling eggs in Ravnsborggade in Nørrebro, Copenhagen. The chain is the second oldest groceries chain in the world, after Marks & Spencer...

  • Kvickly
    Kvickly is a chain of Danish supermarkets owned by Coop Danmark. Kvickly has a large selection of items, and were in 2010 appointed, by the Danish Ministry og Health, to be the easiest place in Denmark to buy healthy food...

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