Bergendahls Food and Dagab become one
As of October 1st 2021 Axfood, through Axfood’s purchasing and logistics company Dagab, completed the acquisition of Bergendahl Food AB (“Bergendahl Wholesale”) and in addition, as part of a strategic partnership, Axfood acquired a minority stake corresponding to 9.9% of the shares in City Gross Sverige AB (“City Gross”) with an option to increase its total shareholding to 30%.
Through this acquisition we are accelerating our growth journey through significant investments across the business to scale up and modernize our entire organization.
The integration between Bergendahl Wholesale and Dagab has begun. City Gross will continue to be a standalone grocery chain, but will be integrated with Axfood’s IT infrastructure and will be supported by the new, coordinated purchasing and logistics operation in Dagab through a 15-year delivery and cooperation agreement that is part of the partnership.
The acquisition of Bergendahl Wholesale is creating benefits of scale and synergies, increasing efficiency, and improving assortment and logistics to benefit our stores, wholesale customers, the consumers of Sweden and our suppliers.