Internal restructuring
Norge; Vestlandet;
Location of affected unit(s)
Tromsø, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim, Gardermoen
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco
46.39 - Non-specialised wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco

200 - 220 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 November 2021
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


Coop, a member-owned cooperative and Norway's second largest supermarket group, is automating and reorganising its logistics and will cut up to 220 full-time positions at regional logistics centres. Around 65–75 full-time positions will be cut in Trondheim, 30–35 in Bergen, 90–95 in Stavanger and 10-15 in Tromsø. At the same time, Coop is expanding its fully automated central logistics centre at Gardermoen and is to create there around 100 full-time jobs. The process will take place in the course of 2022. Dismissals will be the subject of dialogue with the unions and affected employees will be offered transfers to the central logistics centre.

Coop Norge owns six grocery chains, that consist of just over 1,200 stores in Norway, and employs around 28,000 people in total. Over 1,000 are currently employed in logistics and warehousing units.



Eurofound (2021), Coop Norge, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 106139, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106139.