Rema paid Lidl 380 million dollars to buzz off

March last year Lidl “gave up” Norway and sold their 50 stores to Rema 1000, after a long and tiresome struggle I guess they realized that they weren’t welcome in Norway. The price were secret, until now – Rema 1000 paid 380 million dollars! That is quite a sum for only 50 stores, but with them they got great estates, inventory and all the employees.

I wrote about this in March and I was always skeptic to how Lidl was treated here, transporters boycotted them and blocked their deliveries, media created stories about how bad they treated their employees etc.

I’ve tried to find similar Lidl situation other places but can’t find any – is this unique to Norway?

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

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