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Edeka, Rewe strike deal on Kaiser's, South Africa's Shoprite in talks with Steinhoff, Ahold Delhaize sets out stall - retail round-up, December 2016

11 Jan 2017

December saw an end to the wrangle over German supermarket chain Kaiser's, South African grocer Shoprite in talks over a possible combination with local retail giant Steinhoff and the recently-merged Ahold Delhaize outline its "Better Together" strategy.

SWEDEN: Axfood points to Easter after Q1 profit fall

24 Apr 2014

Swedish grocer Axfood blamed this year's later Easter for its lower first-quarter earnings.

SWEDEN: Axfood launches Willys loyalty scheme

29 Jan 2013

Axfood has launched a loyalty programme at its discount food format, Willys.

SWEDEN: Retailer Axfood reports higher Q1 earnings

27 Apr 2012

Swedish retailer Axfood has posted an increase in first-quarter profits on the back of higher sales.

SWEDEN: Retail Axfood targets flat operating profit in 2012

8 Feb 2012

Economic uncertainty and the prospect of lower food inflation has led Swedish retailer Axfood to only target flat operating profit in 2012.

SWEDEN: Axfood H1 profits up, LFL sales fall

19 Jul 2011

Swedish retailer Axfood saw its half-year profits climb by more than 6% on the back of higher revenues, although its like-for-like sales fell during the first six months of the year.

SWEDEN: Axfood appoints Holmstedt as acting purchasing director

13 Jun 2011

Swedish grocery retailer and distributor Axfood has appointed Hans Holmstedt as its acting purchasing director.

SWEDEN: Vi Retailers set to join Axfood banner

28 Apr 2011

Swedish retailer Axfood has welcomed Vi Retailers' Association's recommendation that its members sign individual chain agreements to join its Hemköp banner.

SWEDEN: Axfood profits dip on flat sales

20 Apr 2011

Swedish grocery retailer and wholesaler Axfood has revealed a decline in first-quarter profits on sluggish sales.

SWEDEN: Axfood sales, earnings grow in H1

16 Jul 2010

Swedish food wholesaler and retailer Axfood has posted higher sales and earnings for the first half of 2010.

SWEDEN: Axfood enters two new wholesale agreements

2 Jul 2010

Axfood Närlivs has acquired Reitan Convenience Sweden's distribution centre in Kings Curve, just outside Stockholm.

SWEDEN: Axfood confirms Hemköp cuts

20 Apr 2010

Swedish retailer Axfood has confirmed that it is cutting 14 jobs at its Hemköp support offices in Solna, near Stockholm.

SWEDEN: Axfood looks to store openings, own label for growth

20 Apr 2010

New store openings have driven strong first-quarter sales and profits gains at Swedish retailer Axfood, the company said today (20 April).

SWEDEN: Axfood appoints Dagab president

18 Feb 2010

Swedish retailer Axfood has appointed Anders Agerberg to serve as acting president of the company's logistics unit, Dagab.

SWEDEN: Axfood captures ICA exec to lead Hemköp

3 Feb 2010

Swedish retailer Axfood has announced the appointment of Ola Andersson as president of its Hemköp retail banner.

SWEDEN: Axfood sales, earnings rise

2 Feb 2010

Swedish retailer Axfood has seen a modest increase in sales and earnings during 2009, despite the negative impact that the downturn has had on consumer sentiment.

SWEDEN: Axfood launches “responsive” own label

27 Oct 2009

Swedish retailer Axfood has announced the launch of an own-label groceries brand, called Garant.

SWEDEN: Axfood limits palm oil purchase

22 Oct 2009

Swedish retailer Axfood plans to “change and limit” its purchase of palm oil for private label products, in a move designed to help protect rain forests in south-east Asia.

SWEDEN: Axfood posts rise in nine-month profit

21 Oct 2009

Swedish retailer Axfood posted a rise in profit after tax this morning (21 October), for the first nine months of 2009.

SWEDEN: Axfood appoints PrisXtra president

21 Aug 2009

Axfood has appointed Markus Lönnroth as the new president of PrisXtra.

SWEDEN: Axfood-owned stores propel growth

16 Jul 2009

Swedish retailer Axfood said today (16 July) that first-half sales were propelled by growth at its wholly-owned Willys, Hemköp and PrisXtra chains.

SWEDEN: Axfood looks to green energy

29 Jun 2009

Swedish retailer Axfood has indicated that ‘green’ considerations, such as energy efficiency, are becoming increasingly important in its strategic planning decisions.

SWEDEN: Axfood Q1 like-for-likes down

17 Apr 2009

Swedish retailer Axfood posted a 2.5% increase in net sales today (17 April) for the first quarter but saw like-for-like sales fall.

SWEDEN: Axfood launches fairtrade own label

25 Feb 2009

Swedish retailer Axfood has announced the launch of an own label line that will be made up entirely of products that have been certified fairtrade.

SWEDEN: Axfood profits dip on one-time items

3 Feb 2009

Swedish retailer Axfood today (3 February) revealed that its full-year profits were marginally down on last year, despite an increase in sales.

SWEDEN: Axfood looks to tackle climate change

2 Feb 2009

Swedish retailer Axfood has joined the BLICC (Business Leaders Initiative on Climate Change) initiative, a network of companies that work actively to tackle climate issues.

SWEDEN: Axfood strikes supply deal with Arla

16 Jan 2009

Axfood has reached an agreement with dairy giant Arla that will see the Swedish retailer offer more of Arla’s products at its stores.

SWEDEN: Axfood reports fall in nine-month profits, outlook flat

14 Oct 2008

Axfood AB has reported a fall in its nine-month profits, despite a rise in sales. The Swedish retailer added in a statement today that it expects full year operating profits to be flat against 2007.

SWEDEN: Axfood unveils own-brand organic label

18 Sep 2008

Swedish retailer Axfood has launched an own-brand range of affordable everyday organic foods, called Garant Ekologiska.

CHINA: Axfood opens buying office in China

11 Aug 2008

Sweden’s Axfood has opened its first Chinese procurement office in Shanghai today (11 August).


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