Axel Johnson AB is a Swedish investment company that invests in trade and trade-related services in the European market, with a main focus on the Nordic region. Group companies currently comprise Axel Johnson International, Novax, Servera, Svensk BevakningsTjänst, the Åhléns group and the partly owned listed companies Axfood and Mekonomen.
The wholly and partly owned companies in the Axel Johnson AB group have annual sales of approximately SEK 50 billion and some 15,000 employees (2007).
Axel Johnson AB is one of three separate groups in the Axel Johnson Group, together with AxFast and the US company Axel Johnson Inc. In addition, the Axel Johnson Group has an ownership interest in Nordstjernan. The Axel Johnson Group is owned by son Johnson (great-granddaughter of company founder Axel Johnson) and her family.