ESM: A Year In Retail – Klas Balkow, Axfood, Issue 2 2018
In the run up to Christmas 2018, ESM is proud to present a recap of some of our biggest articles of the year, exclusively for Premium website subscribers. At the start of the year, we met Klas Balkow just as he completed his first year at the helm at Swedish operator Axfood. This article first appeared in ESM Issue 2 2018.
Sweden has long been considered one of Europe’s most progressive, stable economies, with low debt levels, manageable inflation and strong social prosperity.
In business, and in particularly retail, this strong and stable culture has made the sector one of the most competitive and enterprising in the world; after all, there’s a reason why IKEA is a byword for Swedish dynamism.
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