As a local supplier, Swiss discounter Denner was one of the few companies to benefit from the coronavirus pandemic. Shopping locally really took off, because of travel restrictions and more people working from home. Stores selling everyday goods did not have to close, and they included the 800 Denner outlets.
In this video, Denner CEO Mario Irminger talks about whether Denner will soon be offering home delivery, what differentiates discounters from supermarkets today, and whether stores in the future will operate without staff (please turn on English subtitles):
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