Axfood’s sales rise by 2.5 percent in January

Consolidated net sales* (excluding VAT) totalled SEK 2,268 m (2,213), an increase of 2.5% compared with the same period a year ago. Net sales for stores in Sweden owned by the Group increased by 2.3% for the month of January, with an 1.7% increase in like-for-like sales. Net sales for Axfood's stores (wholly owned and franchise units) rose 3.4%, with a 2.0% rise in like-for-like sales.

Hemköp’s sales decreased by 4.9% during the month, with a 0.7% increase in like-for-like sales. Net sales for Hemköp's stores (wholly owned and franchise units) increased 0.2% during the month, with an 1.8 % increase in like-for-like sales.

Willys’ sales increased by 5.4% during the month, with a 2.1% rise in like-for-like sales.

Axfood’s sales rise by 2.5 percent in January
Consolidated net sales* (excluding VAT) totalled SEK 2,268 m (2,213), an increase of 2.5% compared with the same period a year ago. Net sales for stores in Sweden owned by the Group increased by 2.3% for the month of January, with an 1.7% increase in like-for-like sales. Net sales for Axfood's stores (wholly owned and franchise units) rose 3.4%, with a 2.0% rise in like-for-like sales.

Hemköp’s sales decreased by 4.9% during the month, with a 0.7% increase in like-for-like sales. Net sales for Hemköp's stores (wholly owned and franchise units) increased 0.2% during the month, with an 1.8 % increase in like-for-like sales.

Willys’ sales increased by 5.4% during the month, with a 2.1% rise in like-for-like sales.

Sales per business operation are broken down as follows:

January January Change
2007 2006
SEK m. SEK m. %
Hemköp 466 491 -5.0%
Willys 1,234 1,171 5.4%
Dagab 1) 1,638 1,511 8.4%
Axfood Närlivs
2)** 371 372 -0.3%
Other 3) 86 78 10.3%
Internal sales
4)** -1,527 -1,410 8.3%
Total 2,268 2,213 2.5%

Of which,
distributed sales
1) Dagab 1,092 995 9.7%
2) Närlivs 310 298 4.0%


3) Includes support companies and joint-Group functions.
4) Of which Dagab SEK 1,456 m (1,348).

** The figure for 2006 has been adjusted, since starting on 1 January 2007, Axfood Närlivs has taken over customer responsibility for external customers (such as Tempo) from Dagab.

* Figures are preliminary. Definite figures will also be presented at www.axfood.se under Financial info.

Preliminary sales figures will be presented on the following dates: 5 March (February), 18 April (March – Q1), 4 May (April),
5 June (May), 18 July (June), 3 August (July), 5 September (August), 17 October (September – Q3), 5 November (October) and 5 December (November).

For further information, please contact:
Lars Nilsson, Executive Vice President and CFO, +46-705-69 66 33
Kenneth Wall, Investor Relations Director, +46-703-124 122


3) Includes support companies and joint-Group functions.
4) Of which Dagab SEK 1,456 m (1,348).

** The figure for 2006 has been adjusted, since starting on 1 January 2007, Axfood Närlivs has taken over customer responsibility for external customers (such as Tempo) from Dagab.

* Figures are preliminary. Definite figures will also be presented at www.axfood.se under Financial info.

Preliminary sales figures will be presented on the following dates: 5 March (February), 18 April (March – Q1), 4 May (April),
5 June (May), 18 July (June), 3 August (July), 5 September (August), 17 October (September – Q3), 5 November (October) and 5 December (November).

For further information, please contact:
Lars Nilsson, Executive Vice President and CFO, +46-705-69 66 33
Kenneth Wall, Investor Relations Director, +46-703-124 122

About Us

Axfood AB conducts retail trade through the wholly owned store chains Hemköp, Willys and Willys hemma and wholesale trade through Dagab and Axfood Närlivs. In addition, Axfood collaborates with a number of proprietor-run stores that are tied to Axfood through agreements.

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