In charge of the largest money tank within the Danish co-op associations, is director Brian Johansen at ‘Asnæs og Omegns brugsforening’. The association has upgraded on several areas to ensure a healthy development with up-to-date stores - electronic shelf labels are an important tool here.
Transformation and growth have always been a driving force for Brian Johansen, who has been with Coop since he started as a service assistant in Brugsen, already as a 12-year-old. Since then, he has worked his way up. Today, he still appreciates working hard and closely with both staff members and customers.
Today, Brian Johansen is director of one of the largest co-op associations in Danish Coop with an equity of DKK 135 million. – which makes ‘Asnæs og Omegns brugsforening’ as the independent co-op associations with the largest equity in Denmark.
The director has also been both store manager and district manager in Coop with guidance responsibility for SuperBrugsen stores on Zealand. After 15 years as district manager, Brian Johansen thought it was time to change tracks, and he therefore did not need reflection time when a position emerged as a director of the independent co-op association in Asnæs.
- I enjoy being back with the stores again, and I am satisfied with my job as director, as it also allows me to be on the floor among staff members and customers, says Brian Johansen.
‘Asnæs og Omegns brugsforening’ has existed since 1908 and has grown to be one of the country's largest co-op associations. Over the years, there has been a lot of investment, and today the association’s portfolio consists of several grocery stores, petrol halls, car wash, and several different properties. All is part of a clear strategy to spread interests and become less vulnerable.