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

26 Jun 2020

Annica Hagen new CEO of Åhléns

Annica Hagen, former country manager of Sweden at Nobia, has been appointed the new CEO of Åhléns and will take up the position on September 1st. She succeeds Gustaf Öhrn who will continue to be associated with Axel Johnson. Annica…

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31 Mar 2020

IOM QR Code by Valentina Cristea – winner of Axlab 2020

A total of 781 ideas were submitted in this year’s edition of Axel Johnson’s 48-hour innovation competition Axlab. Out of these, eight finalists were chosen to present their ideas to the jury, who selected “IOM QR Code” by Valentina Cristea…

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16 Mar 2020

Axel Johnson’s Year End Report for 2019

Record-breaking year for Axel Johnson: Constant change with a long-term perspective For Axel Johnson, 2019 was a year of growth and record results, but also of intensive renewal efforts. In 2019, we increased our total sales to SEK 88.2 billion…

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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 88 billion (2019). 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.