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Anders Strålman, CEO Axfood

Strong finish of 2015 for Axfood

Axfood ended 2015 with an impressive 8.1 percent sales increase compared to Q4 in 2014. And a total increase of sales by 7.2 percent in 2015. ”Superb sales growth gave higher market shares and good profitability,” says Prtesident and CEO Anders Strålman. (more…)

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Reitan’s divestment of Axfood shares opens up for a Swedish Rema 1000

Norwegian Reitan group, the second largest shareholder in Swedish Axfood, is about to divest its 15.6 percent holding – and Odd Reitan denies re-election to the Board. ”A sale increases financial flexibility and enables us to better capture growth opportunities in our existing businesses ”, says Odd Reitan, Chairman and CEO of Reitangruppen. One move could […]

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Matmissionen in Rågsved.
Foto: Stefan Nilsson

Here’s the first Nordic Social Supermarket

This is the first Nordic Social Supermarket. Stockholms Stadsmission and Axfood plans to open it in the suburb Rågsved at year-end. The goal is to utilize 200 tonnes of surplus food and offering groceries to the economically vulnerable for one third of the normal price. “For us Matmissionen is a dream come true,” says Marika Markovits, director of […]

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Axfood’s sales up 6.9 %

Axfood reports another record quarter – with an increase of the retail sales by 6.9 percent and 3.9 percent like-for-like. But the recent acceleration is probably over now. ”We will encounter considerably tougher comparison figures for both sales and earnings,” comments CEO Anders Strålman. (more…)

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Axel Johnson to switch CEO

Mia Brunell Livfors will be the new CEO of the trading group Axel Johnson after Fredrik Persson. He will hand over the position in a month. ”It is not only Sweden’s best job, it is Sweden’s easiest job, too, Fredrik Persson tells (more…)

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Hemköp is Axfood’s rising star

Axfood operating income increased by eleven percent in 2014 and Hemköp’s result increased over 30 percent. “The result for 2014 was once again Axfood best ever. All units reported good results. Meanwhile, sales and market shares increased. Our strategy with attractive customer offers together with high efficiency and good cost control has proven to be just […]

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Rhenman-Eklund leaves Axfood

Anne Rhenman-Eklund, Head of Corporate Communications, is leaving Axfood for new duties outside of the company. Anne Rhenman-Eklund has been employed by Axfood since 2007 as Head of Investor Relations and since 2010 as Head of Corporate Communications with responsibility for the Axfood Group’s communication, sustainability work and brand strategy. She has also been a […]

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