1.6 %

of all food in Sweden today is purchased online. What happens when we reach 16 %?

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. >
Skincity is an online skin care clinic >

Latest news

21 Feb 2020

Next step in Axel Johnson’s solar energy investment strategy: Axsol invests in SVEA Solar

Through Axsol, Axel Johnson invests in Svea Solar, the market leading B2C player in solar energy in the Swedish market. Svea Solar was founded in 2013 by Erik Martinson and Björn Lind, before Nolan Gray joined in 2015. In 2018,…

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20 Dec 2019

Novax invests in the company behind the super material Upsalite®

Novax invests in the Swedish material technology company Disruptive Materials, which has developed the remarkable and unique material Upsalite®. Disruptive Materials was founded in 2013 by Professor Maria Strømme, two people from her research team, and Mattias Karls. The company…

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17 Dec 2019

Stefan Fragner new CEO of Skincity

Skincity’s founders and current owners have, together with the Board, appointed Stefan Fragner as new CEO of the company. Stefan Fragner’s most recent role is as CEO of Happy Socks, where he has worked in various roles since 2012, including…

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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 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.