|It is still REMA 1000's official policy of not letting cost-saving damage the basic idea of simplicity in accordance with the slogan||Products are often positioned by crate or even by to save the cost of positioning them in a more attractive way, a strategy not unique to REMA|
|Originally some stores were named 'REMA 500', indicating its number of food variety later to be expanded||The owners had recently visited Germany where they had been impressed by the Albrecht brothers and hard-discount chain success|
Countries with REMA 1000 stores [ ] Stores Country Market share Debut year Comment 616 2018 20,252 2016 17,621 mill 4.
|They wanted to adapt the ALDI concept to Norwegian conditions|
|History [ ] Odd Reitan, the founder of the company, opened the first REMA store in , Norway, 15 February 1979||Originally REMA attempted success with a selection of only 500-600 different products, but soon realised that this selection was too narrow|
The success of the third REMA store opened in , 8 May 1980 with a selection of 1,000 different products, paved way for the REMA 1000.