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

19 Mar 2021

Axel Johnson’s Year-End Report for 2020

2020 was an exceptional year for all of Axel Johnson’s operations. The industrial group Axel Johnson International and Axfood noted record profits. At the same time, sales and profits, primarily at Martin & Servera and Åhléns, were hard hit by…

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19 Mar 2021

Sara Öhrvall new COO for Axel Johnson

Sara Öhrvall will start after the summer as the new COO and member of group management at Axel Johnson. She is expected to take over after the summer. She comes most recently from SEB, where she is currently Chief Transformation…

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15 Mar 2021

Novax to partner with UK-based clean label ingredients company Ulrick & Short

Novax has agreed to acquire a majority shareholding in Ulrick & Short Limited, a UK-based leading clean label food ingredients specialist. The transaction will see Ulrick & Short continue to operate as a standalone business, with the company’s founders Adrian…

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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 have a total annual turnover of approximately SEK 87 billion (2020). All told, our operations employ approximately 25,000 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.