Market share of selected grocery retailers in Sweden 2018

As of 2018, ICA Gruppen AB had, based on sales, a market share of almost 51 percent in Sweden. It was ahead of Axfood, Coop, Bergendahls, Lidl and Netto. In this year, the Swedish grocery retail group ICA operated almost 1.3 thousand stores in the country. Most of these stores were from the ICA Nära chain, followed by ICA Supermarket, ICA Kvantum and Maxi ICA Stormarknad.

Operating profit of ICA Sweden

   In the period from 2014 to 2018, ICA’s operating profit fluctuated slightly. It reached its peak in 2017, with an operating profit of approximately 3.5 billion Swedish kronor. The operating profit decreased by 175 million Swedish kronor in 2018.

Second largest player: Axfood Group

  From 2012 to 2018, Axfood’s operating profit in Sweden increased constantly. The grocery retailer generated its highest operating profit by the end of this period, amounting to around two billion Swedish kronor.

Market share of selected grocery retailers in Sweden in 2018

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October 2019



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