May 23, 2018
Dangerous toys include toys with choking hazards and chemicals that may be dangerous for the physical or mental development of a child. The European Commission has been tracking these toys since 2006, and in 2017 605 dangerous toys were reported on in European Market. Norway is reported to have the lowest number of dangerous toys […]
Victor Henriksson
July 14, 2016
Tourism has generally been an afterthought in Norway, but with the economy starting to buckle under the pressure of falling oil prices, its value has never been more appreciated. This seems to have been overlooked by the coalition government, which recently introduced legislation that many feel will stop this burgeoning industry in its tracks. A […]
October 12, 2014
Western European cities are gradually becoming melting pots. The foreign population in most European urban areas grew strongly during 2008-2013 and in 2013 at least every seventh inhabitant in the 10 most international European cities was a foreigner. For businesses in Western Europe, growing foreign populations imply that ethnic marketing is increasingly important to successful […]
September 27, 2014
Home delivery foodservice orders saw a 4% increase in value terms in 2013, but less than 1% of grocery sales occur online in Norway. Online sales growth is driven by ease of use of technology and recipe subscription services but true growth and changing consumer behavior will take time.
June 11, 2012
Consumers in Norway have a strong confidence in their county’s economy. As a result of this, Norwegians are actually trading up to premium products instead of shifting towards private label products. Nicklas Nilsson, research analyst at Euromonitor International, states that consumer confidence is so high in Norway that consumers are convinced that their economy won’t be affected by […]
February 2, 2012
At the end of 2011, the low-carbohydrate high-fat (LCHF) diet suddenly became the hottest food topic in Scandinavia, surprising even industry players and experts. The latest manifestation of this trend has been the extensive media coverage devoted to a general shortage of butter in the build-up to Christmas, particularly in Norway. Beyond the somewhat amusing […]

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