ABOUT US

DLF Sweden is a trade association for companies that produce or import goods for resale to the grocery retail and foodservice markets in Sweden. Scroll down for a membership tariff and application form.

Mission statement
DLF is a trade association with the purpose of promoting an efficient, innovative and sustainable FMCG industry.

Business-relevant knowledge
An array of surveys, reports, market information, analyses and presentations cover 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 annual overview of the Swedish grocery retail trade in figures.

Restaurangkartan™ – An annual overview of the Swedish restaurant trade in figures.

DLF Retail Index™ – Quarterly sales index, measuring the sales of DLF’s member companies to the grocery retailers.

DLF Foodservice Index™ – Quarterly sales index, measuring the sales of DLF’s member companies to the foodservice wholesalers.

Restaurangindex™ – Quarterly restaurant sales index.

DLF NEWS – newsletter about our latest reports and selected retail trade news.

DLF Multichannel – a forecast of the Swedish grocery market, looking at how the various channels will develop in the next five years.

GfK’s annual Private Label and KPI reports

Reports published in the last year

En digitaliserad dagligvaruhandel – Report on online grocery retail and how digitalization is likely to affect brands, campaigns, logistics, pricing, store formats and packaging. (HUI Research)

DLF’s report on product innovation (Marketing Clinic)

Inspiring events
The association’s subsidiary DLF Service AB arranges various events that work as networking arenas and attract several thousand executives. Our events also provide new inspiration, insight and an opportunity to meet colleagues and customers. A few examples are:

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 and insights on innovation, management and marketing.

DLF-luncher – Lunch talks with retailer and foodservice wholesaler CEOs.

Fast Moving – Annual top leader forum.

DLF Academy
DLF Service also offers a number of tailor-made courses designed to meet the needs of the grocery industry:

• Negotiation skills training course
• Better business decisions with POS and loyalty card data
• Public procurement
• Competition law
• E-learning: Introduktion till dagligvarubranschen (An introduction to the FMCG trade)

Industry development
DLF, in collaboration with the retailers’ organisations Svensk Dagligvaruhandel and the foodservice wholesalers’ organisation Livsmedelsgrossisterna för Restaurang & Storkök, initiate and carry out various industry projects which help streamline and develop the industry.

Trade initiatives
In 2018, the European Commission launched ”A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy”, with one of the goals being that all plastic consumer packaging released on the EU market should be reusable or recyclable. The DLF Sweden Board of Directors subsequently launched The 2022 Plastic Initiative, a voluntary commitment and clear statement that the grocery industry in Sweden intends to push forward towards a circular economy. The goal is to make sure that the plastic consumer packaging put on the market by DLF’s member companies is recyclable by 2022. Read more

In order to lead the way and contribute towards achieving the goals of the 2015 international Paris climate agreement, which commits to keeping global warming well below 2 degrees, DLF Sweden’s Board of Directors has launched the 2025 Transportation Initiative. In signing the initiative, the FMCG industry affirms its voluntary commitment to pursue the goal of accelerating the transition to a fossil-free transport system. The goal is that our member companies should have ended the use of fossil fuels domestically by 2025. Read more

Business activities
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 companies Metallkretsen AB, Returkartong AB, Svensk Plaståtervinning AB and Svensk Glasåtervinning AB which handle the recycling of packaging in accordance with the producer responsibility for packaging and packaging material.

Contact DLF Sweden

Membership tariff

Membership application form