The company originated from the former SR-gruppen (SAS/Rica), founded in 1994. This collaboration was later expanded and Gate Gourmet Norge, Rica Hotel- og restaurantkjede, Eurest, SAS International Hotels Norge and Scandinavian Service Partner decided to incorporate a company limited by shares in 1997 to formalise their collaboration. Based on the company names of the five owners, GRESS-gruppen AS was incorporated on 22 May 1997.
SAS International Hotels Norge AS, Rica Hotel- og restaurantkjede and Scandinavian Service Partner entered into a formalised purchasing collaboration, under the name SR-gruppen
Gate Gourmet Norge, Rica hotel- og restaurantkjede, Eurest, SAS International Hotels Norge and Scandinavian Service Partner established the GRESS-gruppen AS company, limited by shares, and GRESS net was launched
GRESS-gruppen entered into a collaboration agreement with Thon Hotels and Norlandia Hotels & Resorts, and the first collaboration agreements were entered into with other players in the catering sector.
GRESS-gruppen established the subsidiary Horecamarket , in collaboration with Millum, to develop an industry portal for online trade
Radisson SAS, Norlandia Hotels and Resorts, Rica Hotels and Strömma established the associated company Innkjøpsgruppen in Sweden
A collaboration agreement is entered into with Hurtigruten
Thon Hotels leaves the collaboration, a new collaboration agreement is entered into with Norlandia Hotels & Resorts
A collaboration agreement is entered into with Fosen (Torghatten Nord)
Scandic Hotels acquires Rica Hotels (Formerly Rica Hotel- og restaurantkjede) and joins the collaboration
The agreements with Hurtigruten and Torghatten are extended. New collaboration agreement entered into with NHG Management (formerly Norlandia Hotel & Resorts)
GRESS-gruppen moves into its own premises