C. Tybring-Gjedde

C. Tybring-Gjedde ASA was a Norwegian wholesaler which was founded in Oslo in 1918 and sold paper goods, office supplies, household goods and other items.[1]


C. Tybring-Gjedde ASA was founded by Carl Christopher Tybring-Gjedde (1897–1975).[2][3] His son, Willi Harald Tybring-Gjedde (born 1930), businessman, art collector and father of til Fremskrittsparti politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde, later took over as leader. Harald Tybring-Gjedde then took over in 1990.[4]

C. Tybring-Gjedde had its main office and branches in Oslo, but was later established across Norway. The firm also had an initial public offering.[1] The company was involved in the printing industry for a while. The company printed business cards, at first for companies, but then also to private individuals, from 1969.[5] Their "cash & carry" principle meant that customers picked their items through self-service direct from the wholesaler and paid directly.[6] The stores had an age limit, so children under a certain age were not allowed to enter the stores.

The company expanded to Denmark and Sweden in the 1990s.[1] In 2001, it was taken over by the supermarket chain Binders. In 2005, C. Tybring-Gjedde was joined with the family owned Rich. Andvord AS to make Andvord Tybring-Gjedde (ATG),[7] and in 2006 it was taken over by the Dutch office supplies company Buhrmann, which was again taken over by the American Staples in 2008.[1]