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Picking a Partner among Competitors when Size Matters: The Norwegian Grocery Market

October 14, 2014, 14:15 - 15:30

copyright: NHH and Helge Skodvin

photo: NHH and Helge Skodvin


Øytein Foros

Professor, dr. oecon, the Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Business and Management Science.

Hans Jarle Kind

Professor, dr. oecon, The Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics.

Location: Auditorium, Ground floor, Jekteviksbakken 31

Outside guests should use the entrance from Torborg Nedreaas’ gate or enter through the Faculty of Law’s main entrance.

The seminar will not be streamed live.


On the topic:

The partnership between ICA and NorgesGruppen on procurement and distribution was controversial, and the dating game in the Norwegian market continues through the Coop ICA merger. Common sense among market players seems to be that size matters for profitability as well as for retail pricing. On Tuesday 14 October Kind and Foros will present their work in which they have set up a model which captures the fact that size might matter for retail pricing, and analyses the effects that a partnership on distribution and procurement between rivals have on retail pricing. Furthermore, they have investigated whether there are incentives to form industry-wide partnerships.
The seminar will be held in English




October 14, 2014
14:15 - 15:30
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Auditoriet, Jus II, University of Bergen
Jekteviksbakken 31
Bergen, Norway
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