Danish discount supermarket chain Netto is planning to open 250 new stores in Sweden.

By the end of 2007, the company plans to open 150 stores in the Gothenburg region in western Sweden, while 100 stores are planned for the Stockholm region in the long term. Netto’s board of directors are to make a final decision on the Swedish expansion at the end of the month.

Netto has opened 15 stores in Sweden this year so far, reported the Danish news Digest.