Bunnpris retail chain founder Trond Lykke dead at 74

Trond LykkePhoto: Bjørn Sigurdsøn / SCANPIX
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Trond Lykke, the founder of the Norwegian Bunnpris retail chain, died on Tuesday. He was 74 years old.

Lykke died on Tuesday morning, according to newspaper Adresseavisen.

He was diagnosed with incurable cancer a year ago.

The first Bunnpris store opened in 1981 on Øya in Trondheim.

“He invented the name and made the Lykke stores a chain,” Christian Lykke, the son of Trond Lykke, said.

Trond Lykke was the fifth generation of Lykke to run grocery stores.

Trond Lykke was awarded the King’s Medal of Merit in gold in 2005 and was also a Knight of Dannebrog.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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