1,5 %

of all food in Sweden today is purchased online. What happens when we reach 15 %?

The transformation of retail

We at Axel Johnson believe that trade and services develop people and build communities. We meet over a million customers every day through our companies. We want to be a positive force for change in the communities of which they are a part.

Axel Johnson International is an industrial group that acquires and develops companies in strategic niche markets. >
Axfood is one of Sweden’s leading companies in the retail grocery industry with the mission to supply high quality, sust >
Dustin is one of the leading resellers of IT products and additional services in the Nordics. >
Åhléns is Sweden’s leading department store chain with beauty, home and fashion products under one roof. >
Novax is Axel Johnson´s investment company, that invests in small and medium-sized growth companies. >
KICKS is the leading beauty chain in Scandinavia and offers a holistic concept in makeup, fragrances, skin care and hair >
Martin & Servera is Sweden's leading restaurant and food service specialist. >
D-Ax is Axel Johnson’s arm for investments in small, fast-growing digital companies with significant potential. >

Latest news

21 Sep 2018

Axel Johnson International enters Australia and New Zealand by acquiring Brown Brothers/Kelair

Axel Johnson International’s Fluid Handling Solutions business group, AxFlow, has acquired Brown Brothers/Kelair, market-leading distributor of positive displacement and centrifugal pumps in Australia and New Zealand. The acquisition is the next step in AxFlow’s geographic expansion outside Europe, after the…

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13 Sep 2018

Stina Andersson new chief operating officer at Axel Johnson

Stina Andersson, current Strategy and Business Development Manager at Tele2, will be new Chief Operating Officer at Axel Johnson. The role is new and will form part of Group Management. Stina is expected to take office in early 2019. Stina…

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10 Aug 2018

Skincity acquires leading UK cosmeceutical skincare retailer

Skincity has acquired the majority of shares in Effortless Skin, one of the UK’s leading online cosmeceutical skin care retailers. After its launch in 2011, Skincity has rapidly grown into one of Scandinavia’s leading online skincare companies, achieving this growth…

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About Axel Johnson

Family business Axel Johnson was founded in 1873 and is now run by the fourth and fifth generations. Every day we interact with a million customers who buy goods and services from our affiliated companies.

Axel Johnson builds and develops profitable trade and service businesses in the European market, with a focus on the Nordic countries. The today wholly and partly owned companies within Axel Johnson AB had a total annual turnover of approximately SEK 77 billion (2016). All told, our operations employ approximately 20,000 people, and we are trading partners with thousands of companies worldwide, which makes Axel Johnson one of the largest trade and service companies in the Nordic region.

With commerce at its foundation, the Group has changed shape over the years, while the will and drive to change, combined with the long-term development of profitable businesses, remains intact. It is a company tradition on which Axel Johnson continues to build.