Dansk Supermarked and Ahold's joint venture partner ICA have started an aggressive rollout of the Netto format in Sweden. The partners have opened 10 hard discount stores in less than three months and plan another 10 by the end of the year. The 50:50 joint venture has also pledged to develop hypermarkets in Sweden and Norway based on Dansk's Bilka format. Dansk runs stores in the UK, Denmark, Germany and Poland under the Netto, Bilka and Fotex fascias. Scandinavia's leading grocery chain, ICA operates over 4,600 retailer-owned stores including RIMI discounters, Nära and SparMat neighborhood shops, ICA Supermarkets, and Maxi hypermarkets in Scandinavia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. {{NEWS }}