Axfood is reorganizing and will combine all its warehouse and transport
operations into a single unit. In order of achieve additional efficiency gains,
the Purchasing Division will also be coordinated here. The President of the new
organization will be Nicholas Pettersson who will assume his position at the
start of 2014.
In his new role Nicholas will have overall responsibility for leading and
developing Axfood’s operational and strategic logistics processes.The Purchasing
Director, Hans Holmstedt, will continue to report to CEO Anders Strålman.
Nicholas Pettersson has been Director of Axfood Närlivs since 2009. A
recruitment process for his successor will be initiated.
For further information, please contact:
Nicholas Pettersson, Director, Axfood Närlivs, +46-70-261 28 72
Anne Rhenman Eklund, Head of Corporate Communications, Axfood, +46-70-280 64 59
Axfood AB conducts food retail and wholesale business in Sweden. Retail business
is conducted through the wholly owned store chains Willys, Hemköp and PrisXtra,
comprising 254 stores in all. In addition, Axfood collaborates with a number of
proprietor-run stores that are tied to Axfood through agreements. These include
stores within the Hemköp and Willys chains as well as stores run under the
Handlar’n and Tempo profiles. In all, Axfood collaborates with approximately 820
proprietor-run stores. Wholesaling is conducted through Dagab and Axfood
Närlivs. Axfood is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB's Large Cap list. Axel
Johnson AB is the principal owner, with 50,1% of the shares.
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