Axfood Närlivs

Working on a foundation of knowledge, simplicity and long-term commitment, Axfood Närlivs contributes to development of the convenience retailing segment through business development in collaboration with major chain customers. This focus has made Axfood Närlivs a market leader in its segment.

Axfood Närlivs conducts wholesale business with market responsibility for grocery and convenience stores not owned by the Axfood Group. The Group-owned company Axfood Snabbgross focuses on restaurants, foodservices operators and cafés.
Axfood Närlivs’ organization is structured in three business areas:
- Axfood Närlivs Retailing
- Axfood Närlivs Rikskunder
- Axfood Snabbgross

Tempo, Handlar’n and Direkten stores are operated by independent grocers who work with Axfood Närlivs under the respective stores’ brands. 

Key ratios

2014 2013
Net sales 6, 597 6, 489
Distributed sales 6, 183 6, 049
Operating profit 139 140
Operating margin (%) 2.1 2.2
Number of stores (Tempo/Handlar'n/Direkten) 686 681
Number of cash and carry outlets (Snabbgross) 20 20
Average number of employees during the year 858 869
Delivery reliability 97.4 97.6

Amounts are stated in SEK million unless indicated otherwise.
Starting on 1 January 2015, Axfood’s entire product supply, comprising purchasing, inventory and logistics, is gathered in Axfood Sverige. The impact of this change on sales and earnings is shown in the pro forma figures for 2014.

Business concept

We make it easy for our customers to do good business.


Axfood Närlivs’ customers are in four segments: own profiles, chain customers, other convenience retailers, and cash & carry customers. Närlivs’ own profiles consist of Tempo and Handlar’n stores. Chain customers include service station companies and convenience stores, while other convenience retailers consist of small, independent businesses such as newsstands and convenience stores. The Group-owned company Axfood Snabbgross conducts cash & carry sales primarily to restaurants, foodservice operators, cafés, convenience store operators, associations and businesses.

Latest update: 4/17/2015 9:47 AM