Axfood transfers minority stake in Eurocash to Norgesgruppen as per agreement

The European Commission has approved Norgesgruppen’s acquisition of 49% of Eurocash Food AB, clearing the way for Axfood to sell a minority stake in the cross-border shopping company to Norgesgruppen.

In connection with the acquisition of the cross-border shopping company Eurocash in January this year, Axfood agreed to sell 49% of the shares in Eurocash to Norgesgruppen. Norgesgruppen’s purchase was contingent upon approval of the sale by the European Commission. With the Commission’s approval, Axfood is now selling the minority stake to Norgesgruppen.

“It is gratifying that we can now finalize the deal and together with Norgesgruppen continue the development of cross-border shopping through Eurocash,” comments Klas Balkow, President and CEO of Axfood AB.

“To gain renewed confidence from our customers also in the future, we need to strengthen our knowledge about markets outside of our countries’ border, which this agreement contributes to,” explains Runar Hollevik, President and CEO of Norgesgruppen.

For further information, please contact:
Cecilia Ketels, Head of Investor Relations, Axfood AB, +46 72 23 606 43
Ingrid Solberg Gundersen, Head of Communications, Norgesgruppen AS, +47 975 14 495

This press release was submitted for publication on 17 August 2017 at 15:45 (CET).

At Axfood we work with passion for food and people. Food that is good and sustainable. Axfood includes the Willys and Hemköp chains as well as Tempo, Handlar’n and Direkten, which are retailer-owned stores organized within Axfood Närlivs. B2B sales are handled through the Axfood Snabbgross chain, and wholesaling is conducted through Dagab. We are also the owner of and Middagsfrid, and a part-owner of Urban Deli and Eurocash. Axfood is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, and the principal owner is Axel Johnson AB. Read more på

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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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