Swedish food retailer Axfood has reported sales of SKr2.7bn (US$317.7m) for January 2003, up 3.2% year-on-year.

The company’s domestic sales were SKr2.3bn, compared to SKr2.2bn a year earlier. Spar Finland, which is majority owned by Axfood, reported a 2.1% fall in sales to €43.5m (US$46.9m).

Axfood operates stores in Sweden under the banners Hemkop, Vivo, Billhalls, Willys, Tempo and Spar.