Excerpt from course description

Introduction to Norwegian and international retail


The retail trade is one of Norway’s largest business sectors. It consists of a number of industries with a total of several hundred thousand employees. It is the largest employer in almost all the counties in the country. The industry is undergoing a rapid development both nationally and internationally. Today the retail trade is characterized by large entities exposed to fierce competition. In order to be profitable, therefore, it is dependent on efficient and lean operation.

Course content

  • Retail trade in Norway
  • Wholesale trade in Norway
  • The import of merchandise
  • The export of merchandise
  • International retail trade
  • The relationship between industry and trade
  • Trading trends, shopping centres, downtown retail
  • E-trade
  • The social responsibility of the retail trade


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