We create the conditions for an efficient, innovative and sustainable grocery industry by offering our members business-relevant knowledge, inspiring meeting points, and by developing and operating efficient subsidiaries and partly-owned companies designed to streamline the grocery trade.
Our target group is Managing Directors and Senior Executives in sales, marketing and logistics.
A DLF membership is beneficial for any company selling goods to the grocery retail and foodservice markets.
Each year, DLF Service AB invests a substantial amount of money into surveys, reports, market information, analyses and presentations covering areas of interest to our member companies. A few examples of these products, that are available free of charge to our members, are:
DLF Kundprofiler™ – Retailer profiles, providing insight into the retailers’ strategy and future priorities. Include information on company structure, business strategies, financial development, key personnel etc.
Dagligvarukartan™ – An overview of the Swedish grocery retail trade in figures.
Restaurangkartan™ – An overview of the Swedish restaurant trade in figures.
DLF Retail Index™ – Monthly sales index, measuring the sales of DLF’s member companies to the grocery retailers.
DLF Foodservice Index™ – Monthly sales index, measuring the sales of DLF’s member companies to the foodservice wholesalers.
DLF Storköksindex™ – Quarterly index measuring the public sector sales by caterers and foodservice contractors in Sweden’s municipalities and counties. Subject to subscription.
Restaurangindex™ – Monthly restaurant sales index.
DLF NEWS – newsletter about our latest reports, selected retail trade news.
DLF VD-brev – a newsletter distributed to all DLF members, mainly delivering DLF’s Managing Director’s view on the latest development in the Swedish retail and foodservice industry.
DLF Multichannel Consumer 2020 – a forecast of the Swedish grocery market, looking at how the various channels will develop in the next five years.
Sanningens ögonblick – ”The moment of truth”, the world’s biggest eye-tracking survey.
Inspiring networking arenas
DLF:s various trade events work as networking arenas, attracting several thousands of grocery trade executives, as well as providing new inspiration, insight and an opportunity to meet colleagues and customers. A few examples are:
Stora Dagligvarudagen – the main autumn trade event co-arranged by DLF and the retailers’ organisation Svensk Dagligvaruhandel.
DLFs Årsmöte – Annual General Meeting.
Foodservice – Annual Foodservice conference.
Innoday® – Annual all-English conference that aims to inspire, help you develop and get up to speed on the latest trends.
DLF-luncher – Lunch talks with foodservice wholesaler and retailer CEOs.
DLF also offers a number of tailor-made courses designed to meet the needs of the grocery industry:
• Lean Supply Chain
• Profit-maximising pricing
• Digital media – Master Class focussing on digital media business development
• Negotiation skills training course
• Better business decisions with POS and loyalty card data
• Public procurement
• Competition law
DLF, in collaboration with the retailers, initiates and carries out various industry projects which help streamline and develop the industry. This work is normally governed by the joint industry project ECR Sweden, which is headed by DLF Service AB and the retailers’ organisation Svensk Dagligvaruhandel.
The business activities carried out alongside our trade association work include the subsidiary ClearOn, and the partly-owned Svenska Retursystem AB, GS1 Sweden plus the packaging material company Förpacknings- och Tidningsinsamlingen (FTI) which handles the recycling of packaging in accordance with the producer responsibility for packaging and packaging material introduced by the government in 1994.