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

17 Jun 2019

Axel Johnson International strengthens offering in the Finnish mechanical power transmission market

Nomo, part of Axel Johnson International’s business group Power Transmission Solutions, strengthens its offering in the Finnish market by the acquisition of JokiLaakeri, effective 14 June. Founded in 1991, JokiLaakeri is a highly regarded multi-brand bearing distributor in the Finnish…

Read more >
29 May 2019

We are looking for an entrepreneurial CTO for a new tech initiative

Axel Johnson builds and develops profitable trade and service businesses in Europe, with a focus on the Nordics. Today our group consists of Åhléns, KICKS, Martin & Servera, Novax, Axel Johnson International, as well as the partly owned listed companies…

Read more >
17 May 2019

Stina Andersson is the Female Leader of the Future 2019

For the thirteenth consecutive year, Sweden’s professional organization for executives – Ledarna – has presented its annual list of the country’s top female leaders up to the age of 35 years. This year’s winner is Axel Johnson’s COO Stina Andersson….

Read more >

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 82 billion (2018). All told, our operations employ approximately 22,000 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.