Leading retailers selling organic food and beverages in Sweden 2018

In Sweden, the share of organic fruit in the total food and non-alcoholic beverages turnover in the retail trade sector was highest in 2017. It was followed by the share of organic coffee, tea and cocoa products as well as organic fish. As of 2018, ICA was the leading Swedish retailer selling these organic food and beverages, measured by organic food sales. In this year, the supermarket chain sold organic food and beverages with a value of eight billion Swedish kronor. In the ranking, it was followed by Systembolaget, Coop and Axfood.

ICA grocery stores

   ICA Sweden is the leading grocery retailer in the country. In the period from 2008 to 2018, the revenue of organic food product sales of the grocery stores fluctuated. Since 2013, it increased strongly from 4.6 billion Swedish kronor to eight billion Swedish kronor. During this period, ICA invested in expanding its organic food product assortment and introduced many new products.

   In Sweden, beverages with an alcohol content higher than 3.5 percent are only allowed to be sold by Systembolaget, a government-owned chain of liquor stores. In the years from 2013 to 2018, the share of organic alcoholic beverages sold at Systembolaget grew constantly. As of 2018, 13 percent of the total volume of alcoholic beverage sales were organic.

Leading retailers selling organic food and beverages in Sweden in 2018, by organic food sales

Sales value in billion SEK
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January 2019



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