Axfood´s sales January-June 2002

Axfood´s sales January-June 2002 Consolidated net sales (excluding VAT) for the month of June totalled SEK 2,728 m (2,761), a decrease of 1.2% compared with the same period a year ago. Net sales for the period January-June 2002 totalled SEK 16,197 m (15,738), an increase of 2.9%. For stores owned by the Group, the increase was 10.4% in Sweden, of which same stores accounted for 3.4%. Of total sales, the Swedish operations accounted for SEK 13,449 m (12, 978) and Spar Finland for SEK 2,748 m (2,760). Hemköp´s sales fell by 2.4%. The decrease for same stores was 2.6%. Willys grew its sales by 24.5%, of which same stores accounted for 8.7 percentage points. Willys Hemma grew its sales by 3.6%. The decrease for same stores was 7.9%. Spar Finland´s sales fell by 0.4% and in local currency a decrease by 1.5%. For comparable stores owned by the Group the decrease was 1.5%. Sales per business operation are broken down as follows: Jan-June Jan-June 2002 2001 Change SEK m. SEK m. % Hemköp 3,132 3,210 -2.4 Willy's 3,963 3,184 24.5% Willy's 512 494 3.6% Hemma Spar 2,748 2,760 -0.4% Finland Dagab 8,598 7,057 21.8% Axfood 2,301 2,210 4.1% Närlivs Other1) 1,009 1,142 -11.6% Internal -6,066 -4,319 40.4% sales 2) Total 16,197 15,738 2.9% 1) Includes Axfood Direkt, Axfood Franchise, support companies and joint- Group functions. 2) Of which Dagab SEK 5.362 m (3.790) Accumulated internal sales for the period January-May have been adjusted by SEK -40 m Preliminary sales figures will be presented on the following dates: August 5th September September 23rd October (Quarterly report) October 6th November November 5th December For further information, please contact: Lars Nilsson, Executive Vice President and CFO, tel. +46-8-553 998 11, +46-70-569 66 33 Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, tel. +46-8-553 998 17, +46-70-629 66 34 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/01/20020801BIT00270/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/01/20020801BIT00270/wkr0002.pdf

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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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