Still fewer kiosks in Norway

Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

Nearly 170 kiosks have closed in the last five years and the downward trend continues. Today there are just over 1,100 kiosks left in Norway.

Last year, the Norwegian kiosk market shrank by 0.7 percent, according to the analysis company Nielsen.

Norway has lost almost 170 kiosks over the past five years, says Gunnar Portvik, communications manager at Nielsen Norway to Adresseavisen.

According to updated Nielsen figures, today there are 1,148 outlets which together account for NOK 4.8 billion.

There are several reasons why fewer kiosks in Norway. Within important traffic-building areas such as gambling and lotteries, more of the turnover is transferred to digital surfaces, and within reading material the development is similar. In addition, kiosks are challenged on food concepts from petrol stations and grocery stores with longer opening hours, says Portvik.

The main organization Virke also sees the same trend. Figures from Virke show that from 2008 to 2017, there are 39.9 percent fewer kiosks in Norway.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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